[UPDATE] CFP: Captivity Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-­23, 2011
San Antonio, TX


Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010

Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-­210-­223-­1000

Panels are now forming for presentations regarding Captivity Narratives in all of their various forms and as regards the interpretive approaches. Historical and more modern narrative studies are acceptable. Recent presentations included analyses of narratives written by Mary Rowlandson, Olaudah Equiano, and various Spanish captives. Additionally, one panel focused on modern prison tales. Personal/familial narratives are also welcomed. Please send an abstract of your presentation to the address below. Graduate students/scholars/and non-­academic professionals are particularly welcome to participate or register to attend the conference and captivity narrative forum.

If your work does not focus on Captivity Narratives but fits within the broad range of areas designated for the upcoming conference on American & Popular culture, I still encourage you to participate. Please pass along this call to friends and colleagues.

Please inform of your interests via email ASAP. Deadline for submission is 15 December 2010. Please contact:

Dr. Benjamin Allen, Area Chair, Captivity Narratives Panel
South Texas College
3201 W. Pecan BLVD
McAllen, TX 78501