CORRECTED CFP: PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference, April 1-4, 2015, New Orleans: Proposals Due: 11/1/14
CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture
PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott
The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either 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, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:
1) Medievalism in Game of Thrones
2) Robin Hood
3) Understanding the Popular Media Usage of 'Medieval'
4) Medievalism and Teaching
5) The Arthurian World
6) Gaming and/or Cosplay
7) Popular Culture Genres and Medievalism
8) Medievalism and Gender
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.
Panel submissions are also welcome on any topic of medievalism. If you would like to propose a panel, please submit your complete panel to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual papers will then have to be submitted to the PCA online system (see below).
Please submit a title and an abstract of 100-250 words to http://ncp.pcaaca.org. 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, 2014
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christina Francis, Associate Professor of English, Bloomsburg University, at email@example.com.