Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations/PCA/ACA 2019

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. David Moody/ PCA/ACA Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations

PCA/ACA (April 17-20, 2019)

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Washington Marriott Wardman Park/ Washington, D.C.


Our theme for this year focuses on cross-cultural adaptations. Globalization permeates every facet of our lives, and adaptation is certainly a facet of our lives! But more than simple imports, cross-cultural adaptations give us an opportunity to explore ever-shifting notions of national identity, class, history, and many other things. So what’s going on in the Chinese adaptation of Blood Simple, or the Indian adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, or the Japanese version of Unforgiven or the American remake of Oldboy (which was a Korean adaptation of a Japanese manga)? You tell us! Which is to say, we invite papers that consider any and all forms of cross-cultural adaptation.

As always, we consider “adaptation” as much a reading strategy as a way of constructing texts, or as much a way of looking at texts as a particular brand of texts. Thus, beyond the focus of this call, we also welcome papers on any and all aspects of what you read and conceive of as adaptation.


All paper topics will be considered. Please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to: http:/


Deadline for proposal submissions is October 1, 2018.


For conference information, please go to


Please send all inquiries to:


Glenn Jellenik. Ph.D. (  or David L. Moody, Ph.D.  with questions.