PCA/ACA

Mythology in Contemporary Culture

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Call for papers: 

2020 Popular Culture Association (PCA) & American Culture Association (ACA)
Joint National Conference

April 15-18, 2020  

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown           

                                                        

MYTHOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

Call for Papers

The Mythology in Contemporary Culture area is dedicated to exploring mythological stories, figures and themes from all cultures and historical periods in all areas of popular culture. The frequent appearance of mythological motifs in popular culture speaks to the notion that mythologies, far from being relics of the past, continue to have significance. Contemporary revisionings and reinterpretations of mythological elements reflect the attitudes of current culture. Movies, television, computer games, comics, graphic novels, traditional literature, visual arts, performing arts, politics, blogs—the list goes on–-hold both explicit and implicit renderings of archetypes such as Thor and Athena and Kali, and of mythological narratives such as those found in bodies of sacred literature, classical Greek tragedies, and medieval Grail legends, to name only a few examples.

Proposals that pertain to the general theme of Mythology in Contemporary Culture are welcome. We will consider proposals for individual papers and/or panels organized around a theme. Sessions are 90 minutes, typically with four presenters per session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.

To submit your panel or presentation, go to http://conference. pcaaca.org and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission.  All submissions must be made through the conference submission site.  General instructions for submitting proposals through the PCA website may be found here: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/. For individual papers, please submit a title and 100-250 word abstract.  For themed paper sessions, each presenter should enter her/his own proposal and the chair should contact Dr. Rittenhouse to assemble the papers into a panel.

Deadline: November 1, 2019

 

 

Questions about the Mythology in Contemporary Culture area may be directed to:

Kate Rittenhouse, Ph. D.                                                                                                   

 (604) 836-5396                                                                                            
 earth2k8@mac.com

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
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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