Medievalism in Popular Culture, PCA/ACA, April 1-4, 2015, New Orleans: Proposals Due 11/1/14

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2015 Popular Cultural Association National Confernce
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The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that either explore popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

1) Representations of Vikings and/or Nordic mythology
2) Medieval Minutiae – appearances of medievalism in unexpected places and unexpected ways
3) Tolkein's The Hobbit and its adaptations – by next year we will have seen two of the three adapted films by Peter Jackson
4) Humor and Medievalism
5) Adaptations of Dante's Divine Comedy
6) New Entries in the Arthurian World
7) Merlin and/or Other Magic Practitioners

If your topic idea does not fit into any of these categories, please feel free to submit your proposal as well. I would like to encourage as much participation as possible, and depending on submissions, I may rearrange the topic groupings.

All papers will be included in sessions with four presenters each, so plan to present on your topic for no more than 15 minutes, inclusive of any audio or visual materials.

Submission requirements:

Please submit a title and an abstract of 100-250 words to All submissions must be directed to the online database. Be sure to indicate whatever audio/visual needs you may have. Traditionally, all rooms at the PCA/ACA conference provide a projection screen with sound capability. Presenters are required to bring their own laptops and any special connectors.

Deadline for submission: November 1st

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christina Francis at