Literature, Politics, & Society

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Literature, Politics, & Society


Call for papers on any topic dealing with literature, politics, and society, such as cultural contexts, academic relationships, avant-garde and postmodern perspectives, post-Marxist and post-feminist, as well as Marxist and Feminist perspectives. Also, the following general areas are suggested as examples for paper or session proposals: the political contexts for period works, the politics of authorship, political aspects of literary renderings, politics in specific literary works, the politics of specific authors, politics of theory (such as new historicism, psychoanalytic perspectives, deconstruction, in addition to those suggested above), the politics of ethnicity; representation of political figures and topics in literature; hidden political agendas; political assumptions of a work or an oeuvre or literary movement; political satire; the rhetoric of revolution; the revolutionary as heroine or hero; political ideology; political climate of a period as reflected in its literature; the politics of war and peace in literature; character choice as political choice; apolitical evasions; political vs. aesthetic approaches; regionalism; the political assumptions of readers, etc.

For those of you familiar with the Literature and Politics sessions, I invite you to return this year, and would encourage those who attend regularly to consider putting together session proposals. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this process.

Submissions must include the following to be considered:

  • Submit 250 word proposals to this site. Include your Paper title (please keep these concise, they may be trimmed for economy)
  • Complete name and academic title (academic rank, grad. student, etc.) and Academic affiliation and address, that is complete dept. and institution, with city, state, and zip code. Make sure you include Phone numbers: office and home numbers if possible (if I cannot reach you, you may be dropped from the proposed session)
  • Email address for each participant; I need at least one working email address for everyone. Please make sure your email address is correct. If your email address changes, you are responsible for notifying the Area Chair immediately.

For Session Proposals include (3-4 papers)

  • a) titles and abstracts of papers for EACH MEMBER of your session,
  • b) chair’s name and session title
  • c) All required information for each participant as listed below. Organizers of sessions are responsible for each member’s complete information and panels will not be considered without it.

Be sure you supply all the above information, and please be sure to include phone numbers and email addresses where you can be reached. If you have a problems submitting a proposal through this site, please notify the area chairs immediately. 

Please secure funding and be prepared to commit to the conference dates before submitting a proposal. If you are a graduate student, do not submit a proposal unless you have funds and can commit to the conference dates.



2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01-Sept-21 Submissions Open 
01-Oct-21 Early Bird Registration Begins
15-Nov-21 Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
16-Dec-21 Early Bird Registration Ends; Regular Registration Begins
01-Jan-22 Regular Registration Ends
02-Jan-22 Preliminary Schedule Available
01-Feb-22 Registration for Presenters End; Those Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program
01-Apr-22 Online Non-presenter Registration Ends
April 13-16, 2022

PCA Conference in Seattle, WA


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


PCA National Conference Dates

April 13-16, 2022


Conference location

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Please do not make hotel reservations until we establish the individualized link for our room block. 


Submission Information

The submission deadline is November 15, 2021.

Submit a Presentation

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Purchase Registration (coming soon)

Grants and Awards (coming soon)

Areas That Accept Undergraduate Submissions

All Subject Areas

Conference Code of Conduct



Area chairs

George B. Moore