Call for Papers, Civil War and Reconstruction Area of PCA-ACA Conference Indianapolis March 28-31, 2018

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The American Civil War and Reconstruction

Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
National Conference 2018
March 28-31, 2018
JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown

Indianapolis, Indiana

The Civil War and Reconstruction Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is calling for papers on the American Civil War and Reconstruction for its national meeting, March 28-31(Wednesday through Saturday), 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Papers are welcome from a range of disciplines, and may explore any topic or "reading" of the War.  Past presentations have included such diverse subject areas as literature, photography, art, newspapers and journalistic history, counterfactual history, battle reenactments, music, politics, battle narratives, guerilla warfare, film, historiographical issues, women's narratives, war games, secession politics, African-Americans at war, modern pop culture, battlefield preservation, and material culture.  Suggested special topics for this year could include the Confederate Battle Flag controversies, monuments and memory, and the cultural legacy of the War.

Acceptance of your paper obligates you to appear and make an oral presentation of your paper.  Sessions run for ninety minutes, and each presenter receives fifteen minutes, depending on the number of papers in each panel.  Please plan to stay within this time limit.  Graduate students are welcome to submit proposals.  Whole panel proposals are also welcome.

Please submit an abstract of 100-250 words to:

Dr. Randal Allred,
Department of English,
Brigham Young University Hawaii  
55-220 Kulanui St.
Laie, HI 96762 ,

phone (808) 675-3633, and fax (808) 675-3662.

Deadline:  Oct. 1, 2017


Please include in your proposal your address, school affiliation, e-mail, and telephone number. 

Also, please submit your proposal online at