[UPDATE] CFP: American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2016, March 22-25

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

Please note the updated start date for the 2016 PCA/ACA Conference. All other dates, etc. remain the same.

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 22-25, 2016

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2015

The American Literature Area of the American Culture Association seeks individual papers for presentation at the 2016 National Conference of the PCA/ACA, to be held in Seattle, WA from March 22-25, 2016.

Papers may concern any work(s) of American literature from the colonial era to the present. A range of critical approaches is welcomed: For instance, presentations may consider issues of representation, explore historical implications, offer theoretical readings, or examine thematic trends or parallels. Treatments of race, ethnicity, and gender are encouraged, as are proposals that contextualize American literature with areas of popular culture, including but not limited to fashion, film, music, theater, and visual arts.

Interested individuals should submit a titled, 250-word abstract and complete contact information—name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mail and email addresses, and telephone number—by October 1, 2015. Please submit proposals to one program area only.

Decisions pertaining to the status of proposals will be communicated within two weeks of receipt. The deadline for early-bird registration is November 15, 2015, and the final registration deadline is December 15, 2015. All presenters must be PCA/ACA members by the time of the conference.

Please send proposals through the PCA/ACA submission database: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/. General instructions for submissions may be found at http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-...

For further assistance, please contact the American Literature Area Chair:

Corey Taylor
Associate Professor of English
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue, CM 91
Terre Haute, IN 47803-3920

For additional information, please visit the PCA/ACA website at http://www.pcaaca.org.