Extended Deadline for American Literature at PCA 2019

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Corey Taylor / Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

November 1, 2018 is now the deadline to submit proposals to the American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association's National Conference, to be held on April 17-20, 2019 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 November 1, 2018 online at https://pcaaca.org Decisions pertaining to the status of proposals will be communicated within two weeks of receipt. If you would like more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Corey Taylor, American Literature Area Chair, at taylor13@rose-hulman.edu.