PCAS / ACAS New Orleans, Louisiana, October 6-8, 2011

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Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association in the South
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Call for Proposals: PCAS/ACAS
Popular Culture Association in the South / American Culture Association in the South
New Orleans, Louisiana, October 6-8, 2011
The Popular Culture Association in the South and the American Culture Association in the South meet every year to present and discuss ideas about popular culture, American and world-wide. Here is a sampling of topic areas at last year's meeting: the graphic novel, health "perils," Poe and Twain, gumshoes and detective novels, ridicule and satire, film and memory, punk, hip-hop and blues, utopian thinking, sexual prescriptions and taboos, women and the you-tube, cult films, theorizing Sci-Fi films, advertising, Tiger Woods, vampires, zombies, and cooking. We encourage panels organized around one issue or theme. The Program co-chairs will be glad to help you with that
Submissions. Papers are limited to twenty (20) minutes or less. Please send an abstract of at least 200 words, with a title. All submissions will be acknowledged, but to be accepted, your submission needs to state your name and institutional affiliation (professor, independent scholar, etc.), and your e-mail address and cell-phone or landline number. If you are a student, please make that clear. All submissions and correspondences go to:

(submission deadline: June 1, 2011)

Audio-visual needs: Please make those needs clear on your abstract. There will be only DVD/VCR w/monitor in the section rooms. The Conference cannot afford to provide computer projectors in these rooms, but the website will have information about ways of getting a laptop file onto the TV monitor.

For information about how to adapt Power Point and other modes of presentation, go to Technical Advice on the website.

Since the New Orleans conferences are unusually popular, we encourage you to submit your abstract and to register early for this conference, which will be at the JW Marriott in New Orleans.

JW Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal Street
New Orleans, La. 70130-2308

Reservations: 1(800) 771-9067
(before September 2, 2011)

We welcome submissions from graduate and undergraduate students. We award a prize for the best student papers both in American Culture Studies and Popular Culture Studies. Please make your student status clear on your abstract and registration form. The complete paper needs to be send to Diane Calhoun by September 1, 2011.

For more information about the Associations and their journals, and about this upcoming conference, visit the PCAS/ACAS website: www.pcasacas.org. Registration information will be on the website, but if you still have questions, contact the PCAS/ACAS Executive Secretary, Diane Calhoun-French at (502) 213-2621, or diane.calhoun-french@kctcs.edu