Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes PCA

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
November 15, 2021
Location: 
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Literature, Popular Culture Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Humanities

 

Popular Culture Association

Seattle April 13-16, 2022

Subject Area: Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes

Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2021

Scope of the paper topics accepted under this area:

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes offers a forum for these questions and critical approaches surrounding the culture of disasters, catastrophes, accidents, and apocalypses in global art, literature, media, film, and popular culture. Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes will address broader disciplinary topics and innovative intersections of humanities, musicology, social science, literature, film, visual art, psychology, game studies, material culture, media studies, ecology, and information technology.

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information to http://conference.pcaaca.org. Submissions will only be accepted through the PCA website. Individuals must be current,  paid members to submit to the conference.

General Topics

  • Coronavirus Pandemic
  • War as Disaster
  • Eco Criticism, Eco Culture
  • Teaching ecocriticism and disasters
  • Natural Disasters
  • Global Warming, Climate Change
  • Disaster capitalism
  • Disasters and minority populations
  • War Ecology
  • Slow Violence
  • Hyperobjects
  • Native Cultures and Eco-policies
  • Apocalyptic TV and Film
  • Zombie and Apocalyptic imaginaries
  • Social Media and disasters
  • Doomsday preppers
  • Time and temporalities of disasters
  • Representations and narration of disaster
  • Disasters and personal narratives
  • Disaster aesthetics
  • Disaster metaphors, concepts and symbolic forms
  • Ethics and politics of disasters
  • Disaster literature and art
  • Notions of national identity through disaster representation
  • Portrayal of suffering in news, digital culture, literature, and TV
  • Celebrity humanitarianism and disaster engagement
  • Distinctions between man-made and natural disaster
  • Public, private, and nonprofit responses to disaster

Questions may be addressed to either:



 

Robert Ficociello

Holy Family University

Philadelphia, PA

disasterculture@yahoo.com

 

Robert Bell

University of North Carolina Asheville

Asheville, NC

disasterculture@yahoo.com

 

 

Contact Info: 

Robert Ficociello

Holy Family University

Philadelphia, PA

disasterculture@yahoo.com

 

Robert Bell

University of North Carolina Asheville

Asheville, NC

disasterculture@yahoo.com