PCA/ACA

Non-Fiction Writing 

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Call for papers: 

Non-Fiction Writing

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2021 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Boston, MA

June 2-5, 2021

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

 

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 16, 2020

 

All types of personal essays, memoirs, autobiography, and literary journalism, in traditional and non-traditional forms, are welcome, on any subject. Of particular interest is creative nonfiction that examines writers and the writing process. Presentations that incorporate sound, music, images or video and/or experiment with elements of digital storytelling are also of interest.

 

Proposals may be for groups of essays organized around a theme, special panels, and (of course) individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit.

 

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to http://pcaaca.org.

 

For panels or groups of essays organized around a theme, please include the following:

 

  • Panel Title
  • Name and contact information for the Panel Chair
  • Titles and abstracts of each paper
  • Contact information for each presenter

 

All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.

 

Please send all inquiries to area chair:

Michael Smith

Professor

Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication

James Madison University

Email: smithmx@jmu.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.