HORROR AREA Call for Papers, 2012 PCA/ACA National Conference - Boston, MA - 11-14 April, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association (PCA) / American Culture Association (ACA)
contact email: 
pcahorror@gmail.com

HORROR
(in fiction, film, television, new media, theory and culture)

2012 NATIONAL CONFERENCE 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 fiction, cinema, television, gaming, theory and culture for the 2011 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held at the Copley Marriott Hotel in Boston, MA. The conference runs from 11 to 14 April, 2012.

Horror Co-Chairs:
Dr. James Iaccino, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Dr. Carl Sederholm, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Kristopher Woofter, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

SUBMITTING PROPOSALS: If you would like to propose a single paper, please apply directly to the PCA/ACA website: http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/proposing_presentation.php. If you would like to propose a panel of 4 speakers, or a roundtable discussion panel of 4-6 participants, please apply to the Horror Area chairs at: pcahorror@gmail.com.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is December 15, 2011.

Please send all queries to Kristopher Woofter at: pcahorror@gmail.com. Visit the Horror Area webpage for information on special panels, roundtables and other information: http://www.pcaaca.org/areas/horror.php.

Your proposal should include:
1) 100- to 250-word abstract, including paper title.
2) Notification of any audio-visual needs

Please note that proposals that are overly general are difficult to review; accordingly, your abstract should outline your main argument or research questions, your thesis and main points, and your projected conclusions.

Submitting the same or various proposals to different subject areas of the PCA is not allowed. Presenters are, however, permitted to submit proposals for both a roundtable discussion and a panel presentation. 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.

PCA/ACA Endowment Grants: PCA/ACA offers 54 travel grants to the conference as well as research and collections grants. The deadline for submitting applications for grants is January 7, 2012. For an overview of, and application forms for each grant go to: http://www.pcaaca.org/grant/overview.php.

Important: All presenters 1) must be registered members of the PCA or ACA 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. Or, go now to the PCA/ACA website: http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php.

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eighteenth_century
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gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
romantic
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian