FOLKLORE AND POPULAR CULTURE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Kate Edney's picture
Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
November 1, 2019
Location: 
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Local History, Humanities

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: April 15, 2020 – April 18, 2020 at the Downtown Marriott Philadelphia on Market Street

For information regarding the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 1, 2019

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers.  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; the list below is merely suggestive:

  • 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
  • Women in Folklore
  • Folklore and children
  • Uses of folklore
  • Folklore and Globalism/Regionalism/Localism
  • Illustrators/Illustration of folklore
  • Folklore and memory/memory studies
  • Symbolism in folklore
  • The relationship between folklore and fairy tale studies/literary studies/anthropology

ALL submissions must be made through this submission site: http://conference.pcaaca.org. 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 4-6 people, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation at:  http://conference.pcaaca.org. The session chair should contact Dr. Edney to ensure the papers are curated as a panel. Please Note: All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Kathryn Edney
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Regis College
235 Wellesley Street, Weston MA 02493