Appalachian Studies

Appalachian Studies

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Conference Submission page.
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules.

Deadline for Submission: October 1, 2017.

CALL FOR PAPERS: PCA/ACA 2018 National Conference in Indianapolis, IN, March 28 – March 31, 2018

The Appalachian Studies Area of the PCA/ACA National Conference seeks to further understanding of this region of the United States and its role in the geographic imagination. Presentations should be developed for a 15-minute reading.

Possible subject areas include but are not limited to the following:

  • Regional Rhetorics
  • Tourism, Culture, and Environment
  • Literature and Popular Fiction
  • Art, Photography, and Music
  • History and Economy
  • Film, Television, and other Media
  • Politics of Culture
  • Class, Gender, Race, Ethnicity

Paper proposals should include a paper title, abstract (250 words maximum), one-page CV, and notification of any audio-visual needs. Please note that overly general proposals are difficult to review; accordingly, your abstract should outline your research questions, thesis and main points, methodology, and projected conclusions. 

Instructions for and frequently asked questions about the submission database are available at http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/instructions-for-the-submission-database/.

Grants: PCA/ACA offers travel grants to the conference as well as research and collections grants. Please see http://pcaaca.org/grants/.

Information about membership, registration, and hotel reservations can be found at http://www.pcaaca.org/ under the menu title National Conference.

Inquiries may be directed to area chair:

Dr. Jessie Blackburn
Associate Professor of English
Appalachian State University
blackburnjb@appstate.edu
828.262.2000