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Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association National Conference
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HORROR: GENERAL CALL FOR PAPERS
2010 NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE POPULAR
CULTURE / AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS
The Horror Area Co-Chairs of the Popular
Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect
of horror in literature, cinema, television, or general culture for the 2010
PCA National Convention to be held at the Renaissance
Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference runs from 31 March to 3 April 2010.
Dr. James Iaccino, The Chicago School of
Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Dr. Carl Sederholm, Brigham Young University,
Kristopher Woofter, Concordia University
& Dawson College, Montréal, QC
If you are interested in being a presenter, please send the following via email:
1) 100-250 word abstract, including title and
full contact information (name, institutional mailing address, phone number[s],
and email). Please send your
proposal as a Word attachment, and
paste the text in the body of the email.
2) Notification of any audio-visual
requirements for the enhancement of your presentation
3) A current CV
4) Optional at time of proposal, required 2
weeks in advance of the conference date:
a completed paper of not more than 15 minutes reading time (about 7
If you would like to propose a panel of 4 speakers, or a roundtable discussion panel of between 4-6
participants, please include the following in a single document:
1) Panel or Roundtable title
2) Name and contact information for the Panel
3) Titles and abstracts of each paper (or
topic in the case of a roundtable)
4) CVs and contact information for each
Important: All presenters 1) must be
registered members of the PCA and 2)
must register for the conference.
Information on how to access membership and registration forms will be
sent to you upon acceptance of your presentation.
Two weeks before the conference, your
presentation-length papers are due via email attachment to the designated Area
Co-Chair. Please bear in mind that
the time allotted for any given panel is 90 minutes. This allows for one hour of paper presentations followed by
½ hour for discussion with the audience.
Typically, sessions include four presenters, so presentations can be no
longer than 15 minutes. These time
limits include any set-up time and audio-visual supplementary material.
Acceptance of your paper obligates you to
present the paper at the conference. You must also be present at the conference
to present your own work—no “readings by proxy” are allowed.
Submitting the same or various proposals to different subject
areas of the PCA is not allowed.
Please keep in mind that, while presenters
are not permitted to present on more than one panel at the PCA conference,
presenters are permitted to submit
proposals for both a roundtable discussion and a panel. So, if you were
planning to submit a proposal for a paper in another panel, you should still
consider participating in a roundtable discussion.
You may choose to enhance your presentation
through audio-visuals. Each
conference room will be equipped with a DVD player and monitor. We also hope to have PC laptops/notebooks in each
conference room as part of our audio-visual package. Please be aware
that specially produced or “burnt” DVDs may prove to be incompatible in format
with the provided DVD players.
However, the TVs do have VGA input and cables will be provided, so
please feel free to bring your laptop computer. Mac users should bring their
own adapter cables.
If you have specific days and times at which
you would like to present, please let the designated Co-Chair know at the time
of submission. Your request will
then be forwarded to the schedulers.
Please be aware that not all requests can be honored.
The deadline for submission of abstracts
and/or papers is November 30, 2009.
Please note that proposals that are overly
general are difficult to review; accordingly, your abstract should outline your
main argument or research questions, your main points, and your projected
Please send all abstracts, papers, and queries to Kristopher
Woofter at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.