Civil War and Recon. Area, PCA-ACA Conference, Boston April 11-14, 2012 Proposals due Dec 15, 2011

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Civil War and Reconstruction Area, Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference 2012 April 11-14, 2012 Boston, Massachusetts


The American Civil War and Reconstruction

The Civil War and Reconstruction Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is calling for papers on the American Civil War (War Between the States) and Reconstruction for its national meeting, April 11-14 (Wednesday through Saturday) at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Papers are welcome from a range of disciplines, and may explore any topic or "reading" of the War. Past presentations have included such topics as literature (De Forest's Miss Ravenel's Conversion, Doctorow's The March, Frazier's Cold Mountain, etc.), photography, art, newspapers and journalistic history, counterfactual history, battle reenactments, music, popular poetry, home front, politics, battle narratives, film, historiographical issues, women's narratives, African-Americans at war, modern pop culture, memory and memorializing, the politics of battlefield preservation, and material culture. Suggested special topics for this year could include Boston in the War, Northern intellectuals at war, Lincoln and the upcoming Spielberg film, the history of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry, abolitionism among the troops, and impact of the War on American Culture. Graduate students are welcome to submit proposals. Whole panel proposals are also welcome

Please send an abstract of 100-250 words to:
Dr. Randal Allred,
Department of English,
Brigham Young University Hawaii,
55-220 Kulanui St.,
Laie, HI 96762
phone (808) 675-3633
fax (808) 675-3662.
Please include in your proposal your address, school affiliation, e-mail, and telephone number.

Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2011. For more information, go to