Fairy Tales Area at PCA in Washington, DC, April 17-20, 2019 (submission deadline: 10/1/18)

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.

Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

Please submit your proposal of 250-300 words and a short, academic bio through the PCA conference site: https://pcaaca.org/conference/2019. We cannot accept abstracts/bios by email. However, groups proposing panels should email the area chairs in advance of submission to indicate which papers/writers will be included and the panel’s ideal title. Panels must include four presenters/papers of approximately 15 minutes each. Each presenter will submit their paper individually to the database, and the area chairs will combine them into the desired panel.

When we review abstracts we look for cogent, tightly-focused ideas that provide enough detail for us to see where you are headed and abstracts that indicate a paper that can fit within the time constraints of the panel. Panels run 90 minutes with four presenters, so each paper should be written for a length of 15-20 minutes (about 2100 words, or 7 double-spaced pages in 12-point Times New Roman). 

 

Please send all inquiries to:

-Robin Gray Nicks, University of Tennessee-Knoxville (rnicks@utk.edu)

-Linda J. Holland-Toll, Mount Olive College (lholland-toll@moc.edu)

-Amanda Mordavsky Caleb, Misericordia University (acaleb@misericordia.edu)