Deadline Approaching--American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2018

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

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

2018 National Conference

Indianapolis, IN

March 28-31, 2018

Call for Papers: American Literature 

Deadline: October 1, 2017

The American Literature Area of PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2018 National Conference, to be held in Indianapolis, IN at the J.W. Marriot. 

Papers may concern any work(s) of American literature in any genre from the colonial era to the early twenty-first century. A range of critical approaches is welcome: For instance, presentations may consider literary representations, explore historical implications, offer theoretical readings, or examine thematic parallels. Proposals about the intersections of American literature and popular culture—including but not limited to film, music, television, theater, visual arts, and fashion—are encouraged, as are treatments of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in American literature.

Interested individuals should submit a titled, 250-word abstract and contact information—name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), email address, and telephone number—by October 1, 2017. Decisions pertaining to the status of proposals will be communicated within two weeks of receipt.

Proposals must be submitted through the PCA/ACA submission database, which can be found at Visit to learn more about the organization.

If you would like more information, or if you have any questions, please contact the American Literature Area Chair:

Corey Taylor, Ph.D.

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