2008 NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION
The “Horror” Area Co-Chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in literature, cinema, television, or general culture for the 2008 PCA National Convention to be held at the San Francisco Marriott in San Francisco, California. The conference runs from March 19-22, 2008.
Dr. Philip Simpson, Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL
Dr. James Iaccino, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Kristopher Woofter, Dawson College, Westmount, Quebec
If you are interested in being a presenter, please send the following:
1. 100-250 word abstract, including title, through email or regular mail. You may send as a Word attachment or in the body of the email.
2. Optional at time of proposal, required 2 weeks in advance of the conference date: a completed paper of not more than 15 minutes reading time.
3. CV and your contact information (name, institutional mailing address, phone numbers, and email).
4. Any audio-visual supplements for your presentation.
If you would like to propose a panel of 4 speakers each, please include the following: panel title, name and contact information for the Panel Chair, titles and abstracts of each paper, and CVs and contact information for each presenter
You may also propose a discussion panel of between 4-6 participants.
All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference. Membership and registration forms will be sent to you upon acceptance of your presentation.
Two weeks before the conference, your presentation-length papers are due via email attachment to the designated Area Co-Chair. Please bear in mind that the time allotted for any given panel is 90 minutes. This allows for one hour of paper presentations followed by a ½ hour of discussion with the audience. Typically, sessions include four presenters, so presentations can be no longer than 15 minutes. These time limits include any set-up time and audio-visual supplementary material.
Acceptance of your paper obligates you to present the paper at the conference. Multiple submissions to different areas are not allowed. You must also be present at the conference to present your own work—no “readings by proxy” are allowed.
You may choose to enhance your presentation through audio-visuals. Each conference room will be equipped with a DVD player and monitor. No other equipment is available. Please know that specially produced or “burnt” DVDs may prove to be incompatible in format with the provided DVD players. However, the TVs do have VGA input and cables will be provided, so please feel free to bring your laptop computer.
If you have specific days and times at which you would like to present, please let the designated Co-Chair know at the time of submission. Your request will then be forwarded to the schedulers. Please be aware that not all requests can be honored.
The deadline for submission of abstracts and/or papers is NOVEMBER 1, 2007.
Please send all abstracts, papers, and queries to the below address:
Co-Chair: Kristopher Woofter
3040 rue Sherbrooke
3040 rue Sherbrooke
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