Festivals & Faires Area, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015; Abstract Due: 11/1/14

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. The PCAACA Conference is in New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
1. Burning Man;
2. Contemporary American Renaissance Festivals & Faires, including performative panels;
3. Festivals & Faires from outside the United States;
4. Theatre festivals, Shakespeare festivals, and music festivals;
5. Theorizing the festival framework through such scholars as Victor Turner and Mikhail Bakhtin;
6. Festival atmosphere and environment in non-traditional settings, i.e. conferences, work, school;
7. Since the conference is in New Orleans, LA papers specifically regarding the festival nature of that city and state are highly encouraged.

Inquiries about possible papers or proposals for sessions are also welcomed and encouraged.

If your paper is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter, registration information, the information you'll need to join the PCA/ACA, and the room reservation information.

Submit a 250-word abstract to the PCA Database @ http://pcaaca.org/festivals-faires/

Please send all inquires to:
Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans
(443) 926-2253