Call for Papers: 2019 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference—Biographies Area: Philadelphia, PA  (April 15-18, 2020)-Deadline Extension: 11/24/19

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Call for Papers
November 24, 2019
United States
Subject Fields: 
Popular Culture Studies, Sport History / Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, Music and Music History

Submission Deadline: 11/24/19
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The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held on Wednesday April 15 through Saturday April 18, 2020 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel on Market Street in Philadelphia, PA. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.  

The Biographies Area is soliciting papers that examine the connections between biography and popular culture. Papers and full panel presentations regarding any aspect of popular culture and biography are encouraged. Potential topics might include:

– Biography and entertainment, art, music, theater
– Biography and film
– Biography and criminal justice
– Television programs about biography
– Biography and urban legends
– Biography and folklore
– Biography and literature
– Scholarly Biography
– Controversial Biography
– Psychoanalysis and Biography
– Historical Biography
– Political Biography
– Autobiography

Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The deadline has been extended to November 24, 2019.

Proposals must be submitted on the conference website.

Thank you for your interest!

Please direct any queries to the Biographies Area chair:
Susie Skarl
Associate Professor/Urban Affairs Librarian
UNLV Libraries
Las Vegas, NV 89154 OR

Contact Info: 

Susie Skarl, MLS
Associate Professor/Urban Affairs Librarian 
UNLV Lied Library 
(702) 895-2141

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