Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations PCA/ACA (2020 National Conference, April 15-18/ Philadelphia, PA) Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations
PCA/ACA (2020 National Conference, April 15-18/ Philadelphia, PA) Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Our theme for this year focuses on cross-cultural adaptations. Globalization permeates every facet of our lives, and adaptation is certainly a facet of our lives! But more than simple imports, cross-cultural adaptations give us an opportunity to explore ever-shifting notions of national identity, class, history, and many other things. So what’s going on in the Chinese adaptation of Blood Simple, or the Indian adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, or the Japanese version of Unforgiven or the American remake of Oldboy (which was a Korean adaptation of a Japanese manga)? You tell us! Which is to say, we invite papers that consider any and all forms of cross-cultural adaptation.
As always, we consider “adaptation” as much a reading strategy as a way of constructing texts, or as much a way of looking at texts as a particular brand of texts. Thus, beyond the focus of this call, we also welcome papers on any and all aspects of what you read and conceive of as adaptation.
All paper topics will be considered. Please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to: http:/www.pcaaca.org
Deadline for proposal submissions is November 1, 2019.
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
Please send all inquiries to:
David L. Moody, Ph.D.
Lake Erie College
121 College Hall
Painesville, OH 44077
DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES
October 1, 2019 Early Bird Registration Opens
November 1, 2019 Deadline for Paper Proposals
December 1, 2019 Early Bird Registration ENDS
January 1, 2020 Regular Registration ENDS
January 2, 2020 Late Registration BEGINS—be sure to reserve your spot in the program!
January 15, 2020 Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020 Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020 Registration for Presenters ENDS—participants who have not registered dropped from the program at the end of the day.
February 2, 2020 REGISTRATION SYSTEM CLOSES at Midnight
March 1, 2020 Non-Presenters Late Registration OPENS
April 15-18, 2020 National Conference
All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.
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