PCA/ACA

Gothic Literature, Film & Culture

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Call for papers: 

THIS AREA ACCEPTS PROPOSALS FROM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS 2021 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Boston Marriot Copley Place Hotel

110 Huntington Ave.  

Boston , Massachusetts      02116

Wednesday, March 31, to Saturday, April 3, 2021

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

 

DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 1, 2020

We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, media, performance or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.

You can propose an individual paper or a panel session of three or four presenters. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit papers or panels. Undergraduate presenters and mentors please see

Individual papers will be grouped into sessions based on historical, thematic, disciplinary or critical affinities. Participants will be asked to serve as session chairs. Sessions are scheduled in one-and-a-half hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers per session, so individual papers should be limited to a length of approximately 10-15 minutes.

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to http://pcaaca.org by November 1, 2020.

All presenters must be (or become) members of the PCA or ACA and must register for the conference. Early bird registration deadline: December 6, 2020; regular registration deadline: January 1, 2021.  Membership and registration forms will be available at the PCA website. Proposals must be submitted on the website (http://pcaaca.org/). Paper acceptance obligates participants to present the paper at the conference, and multiple submissions to different areas are not allowed. Please note that you must be present at the conference to read your own paper.

 

Travel and research grants are available: http://pcaaca.org/grants/

 

Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged.

Please include the following:

  • Panel Title
  • Name and contact information for the Panel Chair
  • Titles and abstracts for each paper or discussion
  • Contact information (see above) for each presenter

 

See you 31 March-3 April, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts!

In general, the Association discourage participants from requesting specific dates, but in special circumstances accommodations can be made.

Please address any questions, problems, inquiries, or hauntings to:

Louis H. Palmer, III

Gothic Chair
English Dept.
6 Alumni Drive
Castleton University
Castleton, VT 05735
Louis.palmer@castleton.edu


w(802) 468-1341
m (518) 409-1952
h(518) 639-8593


 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2020————— Submission Page Goes Live

October 5, 2020————–Early Bird Registration Rate Begins

November 1, 2020———–Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications

December 6, 2020———–Early Bird Registration Ends

December 7, 2020 ———-Regular Registration Begins

January 1, 2021————–Regular Registration Ends

January 2, 2021————–Late Registration Begins

January 20, 2021———– Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2021————Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program

February 2, 2021———–Non-Presenters Registration Continues

March 31-April 3, 2021—-National Conference in Boston


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.


Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.