PCA/ACA

Medieval Popular Culture

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Call for papers: 

THIS AREA ACCEPTS PROPOSALS FROM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. 

PCA/ACA 2021 National Conference

June 2-5, 2021

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 and Intersectionality
  • The Arthurian World
  • Medievalism in Advertising
  • “Medieval” as a social and political signifier
  • Medievalism in Television (e.g., The Spanish Princess, Miracle Workers: Dark Ages, etc.)
  • Robin Hood
  • Medievalism and Teaching (especially remote/distance education strategies)
  • Chaucer (The Cachoeira Tales, etc.)
  • 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 cfrancis@bloomu.edu. 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. Be sure to indicate whatever audio/visual needs you may have. Traditionally, all rooms at the PCA/ACA conference provide a projection screen with sound capability. Presenters are required to bring their own laptops and any special connectors.

 

Deadline for submission:  November 16, 2020

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christina Francis, Associate Professor of English, Bloomsburg University, at cfrancis@bloomu.edu

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.