Folklore and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

The Folklore and Popular Culture Area Chair of the PCA/ACA invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of folklore and popular culture. We seek to examine the connections between folklore and popular culture, and papers regarding any aspect of these intersections are encouraged. Full panel presentations will also be considered.

Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to:

-The Influence of Folklore on any literary work(s), film(s), music, etc.
-Folklore in/and/as Popular Culture
-Folklore and Religion
-The difference between oral and literary sources of tradition
-Women in Folklore
-Folklore and Scripture
-Folklore and Epic
-Illustrators/Illustration of folklore
-Whimsy in folklore
-Analogies between folklore and film
-Symbolism in folklore
-The relationship between folklore and literary or other history

Paper proposals should be submitted via the PCA/ACA website: Questions regarding potential topics for the Folklore area should be directed to the Area Chair, Dr. Kathryn Edney: