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CALL FOR PAPERS: Medievalism in Popular Culture

medieval185This just in from our friends at the International Arthurian Society, North American Branch…the Medievalism in Popular Culture Area’s deadline submission  is October 1, 2015 (one month earlier than previous years).

PCA/ACA 2016 National Conference (March 21- 25, 2016, Seattle, Washington): The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods.  These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc.   Submissions encouraged about the following topics:

·          The Arthurian World
·          Children’s Books / Shows / Games
·          Medievalism and Science Fiction
·          Medievalism in Game of Thrones, including representations of masculinity, weapons, and vows
·          Robin Hood
·          Medievalism and Teaching
·          Board Games / Online Gaming / Cosplay
·          Medievalism in Novels /Short Stories/ Poem

All papers will be included in sessions with four presenters each, so plan to present on your topic for no more than 15 minutes, inclusive of any audio or visual materials. If your topic idea does not fit into any of these categories, please feel free to submit your proposal.  I would like to encourage as much participation as possible, and depending on submissions, I may rearrange the topic groupings. Panel submissions are also welcome on any topic of medievalism. If you would like to propose a panel, please submit your complete panel directly to Christina Francis (individual papers must be submitted to the PCA online system — see below).

Submission requirements:
Please submit a title and a 250 word abstract to  All submissions must be directed to the online database.  Be sure to indicate whatever audio/visual needs you may have.  Traditionally, all rooms at the PCA/ACA conference provide a projection screen with sound capability.  Presenters are required to bring their own laptops and any special connectors.  Deadline for submission: October 1, 2015 (one month earlier than previous years). For questions, contact Christina Francis. 

Christina Francis
Associate Professor
Medieval Literature & Gender Studies
Department of English
Bloomsburg University