American Literature Area at PCA 2019

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 

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

2019 National Conference, April 17-20

Washington, D.C. 

Call for Papers: American Literature

Deadline: October 1, 2018 

The American Literature Area of PCA/ACA invites submissions for our 2019 National Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park.

Presentations in the area generally cover an array of topics, representative of the diversity in American literature and literary studies. Papers may concern a work(s) in any genre(s) of American literature from the colonial era to the present. We welcome a range of critical approaches: Presentations may consider literary representations, explore historical implications, offer theoretical readings, or examine thematic parallels. Treatments of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality are encouraged, as are proposals that explore intersections of American literature and popular culture—including but not limited to film, music, television, theater, visual arts, and fashion. 

Please submit an abstract of 200-250 words by October 1, 2018 through the PCA/ACA submission database at Decisions pertaining to the status of proposals will be communicated within two weeks of receipt. To learn more about the organization, visit

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

Terre Haute, IN 47803-3920