[UPDATE] Oh! The Horror!: The Supernatural in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania College English Association 2014 Conference
contact email: 
penncea@gmail.com

Proposal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2014

Conference Dates: October 3-4, 2014

Conference Location
1450 S. Atherton St., State College, PA

Keynote Speakers
John Russo and Russ Streiner
Writer, Producers, and Actors of Night of the Living Dead

Conference Email Address: penncea@gmail.com

PCEA 2014 Conference Theme

From the past to the present, the supernatural has inundated our popular culture. Zombies, witches, vampires, and werewolves star in our books, television shows, graphic novels, comics, stage performances, and films. This conference will contribute to the already rich discussion surrounding these topics that may already be taking place in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in our culture.

PCEA invites proposals for original creative works and critical interpretations that celebrate our theme. We also welcome all proposals related to the study and/or teaching of literature, film, composition and linguistics, as well as creative works.

The conference will also feature a special showing of one of Russo and Streiner’s films followed by a question and answer session. Entry to this presentation is included for all conference participants, but those interested in attending this session only can purchase separate tickets. A limited supply of autographed books, photos, and other collectables will also be available.

PCEA 2014 Conference Proposal Submission Instructions

PCEA invites either panels or individual papers for the 2014 PCEA Conference. Proposals in any area of literary, film, composition studies, and popular culture are welcome. Both pedagogical and theoretical proposals are encouraged, as are proposals to present original creative writing. To preserve time for discussion, PCEA limits all presentations to 15 minutes.

PCEA invites faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to submit proposals. Undergraduate student participation is limited to faculty-organized and led panels. Faculty organizers should submit panel information, including contact information and abstracts. Individual undergraduate proposals will not be accepted. Undergraduate students are welcome to attend the conference as participants if they are not members of a panel.

Panels must consist of at least three presenters and, in order to leave time for questions, should not last longer than 45 minutes.

Proposers must join PCEA in order to present at the conference.

Please submit proposals using our Submittable Site: https://paenglish.submittable.com/submit

Read the full cfp here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CimigMNIZu5J31-Mg4fNssexLJTzS-RyQT8Q...

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
rhetoric_and_composition
theatre
theory