Horror Area: 2011 PCA/ACA National Conference, 20-23 April, 2011

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Horror Area, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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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 and culture for the 2011 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels in San Antonio, Texas. The conference runs from 20 to 23 April, 2011.

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

If you are interested in being a presenter, please send the following via email:
1) 100-250 word abstract, including title and full contact information (name, institutional mailing address, phone number[s], and email). Please send your proposal as a Word attachment, and paste the text in the body of the email.
2) Notification of any audio-visual needs
3) A current CV
4) Optional at time of proposal, required 2 weeks in advance of the conference date: a completed paper of not more than 15 minutes reading time (about 7 double-spaced pages)

The following panels and roundtables for 2011 may be of interest to you:
Panel Discussion: The Saw films
Panel Discussion: Horror and the Apocalyptic: Disaster, Alienation, Recuperation
Panel Discussion: Horror in the Age of Terror: Reflexivity, Hybridity and Intermediality
Roundtable Discussion: The Powers of Horror by Julia Kristeva
Roundtable Discussion: Horror and Pedagogy

If you would like to propose a panel of 4 speakers, or a roundtable discussion panel of between 4-6 participants, please include the following in a single document:
1) Panel or Roundtable title
2) Name and contact information for the Panel Chair
3) Titles and abstracts of each paper (or topic in the case of a roundtable)
4) CVs and contact information for each presenter
5) A statement of audiovisual needs

Please send all abstracts, papers, and queries to: pcahorror@gmail.com.

The deadline for submission of abstracts and/or papers is December 15, 2010.

PCA/ACA Horror Area webpage: http://www.pcaaca.org/areas/horror.php