Folklore Area at Popular Culture Association Conference

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Call for Papers
November 15, 2022
Washington, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Oral History, Popular Culture Studies

The Folklore Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) is now considering individual paper and full panel proposals for the PCA annual conference scheduled for April 13-15, 2022 in Seattle, WA. 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:

  • Folklore and the Digital Age
  • Folklore in Popular Culture/Folklore as Popular Culture
  • Influence of folklore on other forms of culture (literature, film, music, etc.)
  • Folklore and Religion
  • Folklore and Material Culture
  • The difference between oral and literary sources of tradition
  • Folklore and Gender
  • Folklore and children
  • Uses of folklore
  • Folklore and Globalism/Regionalism/Localism
  • Illustrators/Illustrations of, and in, folklore
  • Folklore and memory/memory studies
  • Symbolism in folklore
  • The relationship between folklore, fairy tale studies, literary studies and/or anthropology

For individual papers, please submit a title, 100-word abstract, and your contact information (name, institutional affiliation, email, and telephone). For themed paper/panel sessions of people, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation information. The session chair should contact Dr. Edney to ensure the papers are curated as a panel.  This area does not accept proposals from undergraduate students.  Proposals are due by November 15, 2021; the final deadline to register for the conference is February 1, 2022. Please note that all presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Updates regarding the conference can be found here:  

Contact Info: 

Dr. Kathryn Edney
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences; Area Chair, Folkore and Popular Culture