Call for Presentations - Folklore Area - 2023 Popular Culture Association Conference

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Call for Papers
December 20, 2022
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Local History, Popular Culture Studies, Social Sciences

The Folklore Area of the Popular Culture Association is considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers related to Folklore Studies for the 2023 Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in San Antonio, Texas, April 5-8, 2023. 


Sessions are typically scheduled in 1½ hour slots, 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; the list below are suggestions:

  • Folklore in Popular Culture/Folklore as Popular Culture
  • Folklore and the Digital Age
  • 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 and fairy tale studies/literary studies/anthropology

For individual papers, please submit a title, 100-word abstract, and your contact information (name, institutional affiliation (as appropriate), email, and telephone). For themed paper/panel sessions of 4-6 people, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation. 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. Please submit a proposal by December 20, 2022 using the conference portal: 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference; the conference registration deadline is 1 February 2023.

Please send all inquiries to the area chair: Dr. Kathryn Edney,

Contact Info: 

Kathryn Edney