[UPDATE] 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 proposals for papers or complete panels on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming, theory and culture for the 2013 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held in Washington, DC. The conference runs from 27 to 30 March, 2013.

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 and Dawson College, Montréal, QC

SUBMITTING PROPOSALS: If you would like to propose a single paper, please apply directly to the PCA/ACA website: http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/proposing_presentation.php. If you would like to propose a panel of 4 speakers, or a roundtable discussion panel of 4-6 participants, please apply to the Horror Area chairs at: pcahorror@gmail.com.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 November, 2012.

Please send all queries to Kristopher Woofter at: pcahorror@gmail.com. Visit the Horror Area Facebook page for information on special panels, roundtables and other information: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Horror-Area-PCAACA/135221416580042.

Your paper proposal should include:
1) 100- to 250-word abstract, including paper title;
2) a notification of any audio-visual needs.

Your panel or roundtable proposal should include:
1) suggested panel/roundtable title;
2) 100- to 250-word abstract identifying the theoretical framework, or guiding questions and thesis of your panel/roundtable;
3) 100- to 250-word abstracts, including titles, for each of your presenters' papers;
4) a list of presenters and their affiliations;
5) a notification of any audio-visual needs.

Please note that proposals that are overly general are difficult to review; accordingly, your abstract should outline your main argument or research questions, your thesis and main points, and your projected conclusions.

Submitting the same or various proposals to different subject areas of the PCA is not allowed. Presenters are, however, permitted to submit proposals for both a roundtable discussion and a panel presentation. Acceptance of your paper obligates you to present the paper at the conference. You must also be present at the conference to present your own work—no "readings by proxy" are allowed.

PCA/ACA Endowment Grants: PCA/ACA offers 54 travel grants to the conference as well as research and collections grants. The deadline for submitting applications for grants is January 7, 2012. For an overview of, and application forms for each grant go to: http://www.pcaaca.org/grant/overview.php.

Important: All presenters 1) must be registered members of the PCA or ACA and 2) must register for the conference. Information on how to access membership and registration forms will be sent to you upon acceptance of your presentation. Or, go now to the PCA/ACA website: http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php.