PCA/ACA

Regional Cultures and Literatures

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Call for papers: 

Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2020 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Downtown Philadelphia Marriott

Wednesday, 15 April, to Saturday, 18 April, 2020

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

 

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

DEADLINE:  November 1, 2019

Join academics and professionals in Philadelphia 2020 explore various US regional cultures and literatures (this area has been created to merge New England Studies, Appalachian Studies, and Midwestern Studies, but has been expanded to include any US geographical region).

Topics of interest include:

  • US Regional Rhetorics
  • Tourism, Culture, and Environment
  • Sports
  • Literature and Popular Fiction
  • Art, Photography, and Music
  • History and Economy
  • Film, Television, and other Media
  • Politics of Culture
  • Class, Gender, Race, Ethnicity

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or 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://conference.pcaaca.org.

(Although the site is pretty user friendly, find general instructions at

http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/ )

Travel and research grants are available: http://pcaaca.org/grants/

 

Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged.

Please include the following:

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

For inquiries, please contact:

Adam M. Crowley

Husson University

crowleya@husson.edu

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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