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Call for papers: 

 

Literature and Madness, PCA/ACA Annual Conference

Boston, MA, June 2-5, 2021

 

The Literature and Madness section of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting 15-20 minute papers for the upcoming year’s annual PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA, scheduled for June 2-5, 2021.  The deadline for abstract submission is 16 November 2020.

 

Contributors are encouraged to think broadly about either or both terms of “literature” and “madness.”  For instance, madness can be addressed in its contemporary medical forms, as codified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), or it can be considered in any of the forms it has been assigned in other historical periods.  Likewise, literature can be viewed widely.  Past panels have included analysis of popular and canonical literary works and/or genres, but they have also included analysis of film, opera and musical theatre, song lyrics, instrumental music, single-media and multi-media art, and the cultural and economic conditions surrounding the production, publication, performance, and/or installation of such works.

 

The Literature and Madness section accepts submissions from only faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars.  It does not accept submissions from undergraduate students.

 

Abstracts of 250-300 words must be submitted electronically on the PCA/ACA Web site, through the links and process detailed at https://pcaaca.org/.  Prospective contributors who have questions about submitting an abstract or who encounter difficulty with the electronic links and process on the PCA/ACA Web site should contact the Area Chair for the section:

 

Russ Pottle

Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA 01602

rpottle@worcester.edu

508.929.8493

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
12-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grant Applications
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 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. 31: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.