PCA/ACA

Memory & Representation

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Call for papers: 

MEMORY AND REPRESENTATION

 

 

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database [http://conference.pcaaca.org/]

 

Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Submission Information [http://conference.pcaaca.org/help/conference/submitting-proposals-confer...]

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Memory and Representation area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites submissions on any pertinent topic (see description below) for the 2020 National Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 15-18.

 

 

Memory and Representation: Area Description

 

This area concerns the relationship between memory and the various means of representation that construct, preserve, and convey the past. In this context, memory refers to the way in which the past continues to survive in the present, implicitly and explicitly, and is transmitted into the future. The diverse means of representation – whether in the form of literature, cinema, photography, or visual culture at large, including television and digital media – have an essential role in keeping memory alive, in both structuring and transforming it. Against this backdrop, this area welcomes individual and session proposals that address the themes, concepts, or historical perspectives related to the intersection of memory, representation, and culture generally.

 

 

SUBMISSION

 

For individual papers, you are invited to submit a 100-250 word abstract or proposal online at:  http://conference.pcaaca.org. Proposals must be submitted electronically by November 24, 2019.

 

Please include your full name, affiliation, status (graduate student, educator, independent scholar), mailing address, email address, and telephone number.

 

Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with three or four papers or speakers per standard session. Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a session proposal or have any questions, please send inquires by email to terry.cochran@umontreal.ca.

Terry Cochran

Département de littératures et de langues du monde

Université de Montréal

 

 

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 24, 2019        Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 10, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 5, 2020               Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2020             Presenter Late Registration Deadline at 11:59pm – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Non-presenters and retiree non-presenters registration continues
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference


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.

Area chairs

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