Folklore and Popular Culture

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Indianapolis, IN
March 28-March 31, 2018
For information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2017

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers concerning folklore and popular culture.  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.  As always, proposals addressing any topic concerning folklore studies are welcome; the list below is merely suggestive:

  • Folklore in Popular Culture/Folklore as Popular Culture

  • Influence of folklore on other forms of culture (literature, film, music, etc.)

  • Folklore and Religion

  • The difference between oral and literary sources of tradition

  • Women in Folklore

  • Folklore and children

  • Uses of folklore

  • Folklore and the Digital Age

  • Folklore and Epic

  • Illustrators/Illustration of folklore

  • Folklore and memory/memory studies

  • Symbolism in folklore

  • The relationship between folklore and literary history

  • Folklore and music

     

If there are any questions, please contact the Area Chair:

Dr. Kathryn Edney

Interim Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Regis College

235 Wellesley Street, Weston MA 02493

kathryn.edney@regiscollege.edu

Please note that ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site: http://ncp.pcaaca.org . For individual papers, please submit a title, 100-word abstract, and your contact information. For themed paper sessions, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation; the session chair should contact Dr. Edney to ensure the papers are curated as a panel.