CFP: [General] Stephen King Area––PCA/ACA Conference (2009; New Orleans)

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick McAleer
contact email: 

The Stephen King Area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking papers
for the Joint National Popular Culture Association/American Culture
Association Conference to be held April 8-11, 2009 in New Orleans.

Papers which cover any aspect of Stephen King’s workâ€"his fiction, films,
non-fiction, King in the classroom, the King phenomenon, King’s early
writing, King’s recent fiction, the Bachman books, the Dark Tower series,
and King’s uncollected writingsâ€"are sought for this area. Papers should
be limited to a reading time of 15-20 minutes (3 person panels allow for
20 minute papers while 4 person panels allow for 15 minute papers; panels
will be formed no later than January 2009 in order to provide panelists
ample time to adjust their presentations). Of course, if you are
interested in proposing your own panel on King (3-4
papers/presenters/discussants) we certainly welcome such.

If you want to form your own panel of 3 or 4 presenters unified around a
particular theme or work within the King canon, please send panel
proposals along with brief abstracts of each paper, each paper’s title,
and contact information for each presenter in addition to designating one
presenter as the Panel Chair.
All presenters must be (or become) members of the PCA or ACA and must
register for the conference. Membership and registration information will
be sent upon presentation acceptance.

Please note that paper acceptance obligates participants to present the
paper at the conference, and that you must be present at the conference to
read your own paper.

Multiple submissions to different areas of the PCA/ACA are not allowed.

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please send a 250-350
word abstract by November 30th, 2008, complete with your name,
affiliation, and contact information to either:

Mary Findley
Vermont Technical College


Patrick McAleer
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

For more information about the Popular Culture Association/American
Culture Association, please visit their homepage:
Additional information on the Stephen King Area, along with a helpful FAQ
section, can be found at

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