PCA/ACA

Medieval Popular Culture

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The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Early to Later Middle Ages, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Chaucer, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

 

  • Medievalism in YA Literature and Fan Fiction
  • Medievalism and Intersectionality
  • The Arthurian World
  • “Medieval” as a social and political signifier
  • Medievalism in Television (e.g., The Last Kingdom, House of Dragons, , etc.)
  • Medievalism in Film (The Green Knight, Outlaw King, The Last Duel, etc.)
  • Robin Hood
  • Medievalism and Teaching (especially remote/distance education strategies)
  • Board Games (e.g., Coup, Carcassone, etc.)/Online Gaming and/or Cosplay
  • Anglo-Saxon or Viking Representations in Popular Culture
  • Medievalism in Novels/Short Stories/Poems/Graphic Novels

 

If your topic idea does not fit into any of these categories, please feel free to submit your proposal as well. I would like to encourage as much participation as possible, and depending on submissions, I may rearrange the topic groupings.

 

All papers will be included in sessions with four presenters each, so plan to present on your topic for no more than 15 minutes, inclusive of any audio or visual materials.

 

Panel submissions are also welcome on any topic of medievalism. If you would like to propose a panel, please submit your complete panel to me directly at [email protected]. Individual papers will then have to be submitted to the PCA online system (see below).

 

Submission requirements:

 

Please submit a title and a 250 word abstract to http://conference.pcaaca.org. All submissions must be directed to the online database.

 

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2022.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christina Francis, Professor of English, Bloomsburg University, at [email protected]

 

2023 Conference Dates and Deadlines

15 Aug-22                                            2022 Conference Information Available on Website
15 Sept-22 Submissions Open 
07 Oct-22 Early Bird Registration Begins
20 Dec-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
02 Jan-23 Early Bird Registration Ends
03 Jan-23 Regular Registration Begins
13 Jan-23 Preliminary Schedule Available
01 Feb-23 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
17 Mar-23 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
 5-8 April-23

conference in San ANTONIO, TX

 

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. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Submit a Paper Proposal for the 2023 PCA Conference: 

Submissions for paper proposals are now open. The submission deadline is December 20, 2022. Please be sure you read and understand all instructions, policies, and procedures before you submit your proposal. 

 

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Area chairs

Christina Francis