Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations PCA/ACA (2020 National Conference, April 15-18/ Philadelphia, PA) Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations

PCA/ACA (2020 National Conference, April 15-18/ Philadelphia, PA) Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

 

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:/www.pcaaca.org

 

Deadline for proposal submissions is November 1, 2019.

 

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

 

Please send all inquiries to:

 

David L. Moody, Ph.D.

Lake Erie College

121 College Hall

Painesville, OH 44077

(440) 375-7178

dmoody@lec.edu

 

 

DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES

October 1, 2019          Early Bird Registration Opens

November 1, 2019     Deadline for Paper Proposals

December 1, 2019       Early Bird Registration ENDS

January 1, 2020           Regular Registration ENDS

January 2, 2020           Late Registration BEGINS—be sure to reserve your spot in                           the program!

January 15, 2020         Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline

January 20, 2020         Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2020       Registration for Presenters ENDS—participants who have not registered dropped from the program at the end of the day. 

February 2, 2020         REGISTRATION SYSTEM CLOSES at Midnight

March 1, 2020             Non-Presenters Late Registration OPENS

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.