Sea Literature, History, and Culture

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Call for papers: 

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

Popular Culture Association 2019 National Conference


Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.




Come join a vivid and diverse community of scholars and professionals in Washington 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 October 1, 2018. 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



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Schedule of deadlines and pertinent dates:


July 1st, 2018

Database Opens for Submissions

October 1st, 2018

Deadline for Paper Proposals

October 1st, 2018

Registration Opens

November 15, 2018

Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

December 1st, 2018

Preliminary Program Available

December 15, 2018

“Drop Dead”: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program

January 3, 2019

Final Program to the Publisher

April 17-20, 2019

PCA National Coference!


Area chairs