PCA/ACA

Sea Literature, History, and Culture

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Call for papers: 

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

Popular Culture Association 2020 National Conference

 

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

Downtown Marriott, Philadelphia, PA

http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

 

Come join a vivid and diverse community of scholars and professionals to discuss about the sea and the numerous challenges related to water with a popular culture perspective!

 

We are considering proposals for individual papers, thematic sessions/special panels, or roundtables. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per session. Scholars, graduate students, and working professionals are all encouraged to submit. Proposals may be related to fresh-water or sea-water topics, such as (but not restricted to):

 

  • Literature, comics, art, music, television & movies
  • Ecology, conservation & climate changes
  • History, politics, war & peace
  • Culture & anthropology
  • Folklore, mythology, legends & hoaxes
  • Ships, boats, & other water craft
  • Aquatic life
  • Recreation, travel, tourism & festival

 

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) to http://conference.pcaaca.org by November 1st, 2019. All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.

 

 

Please send all inquiries to the Sea Area Chair:

 

Matthieu J. Guitton, PhD

Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada

matthieu.guitton@fmed.ulaval.ca

 

Follow us on Twitter! @pca_sea

 

 

 

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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