Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes – Formerly Disaster Culture

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes

PCA/ACA 2018 Indianapolis, IN

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)

The PCA/ACA annual conference is March 28 through March 31 in Indianapolis, Indiana 

Key Dates:

Jul 1                Database Opens for Submissions
Oct 1               Registration Opens
Oct 1               Deadline for Paper Proposals
Oct 15             All Sessions Entered into the Database by Area Chairs
Nov 15            Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
Dec 1               Preliminary Program Available
Dec 15             “Drop Dead” Date:  Participants Not Registered Removed from Program
Jan 1, 2018     Final Program to the Publisher

 

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules

CALL FOR PAPERS

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes

In a hyper-mediated global culture, disaster events reach us with great speed and digital detail, and we begin forming, interpreting, and historicizing catastrophes simultaneously with people worldwide. Are we inside the era of disasters or are we merely inundated by mediated accounts of events categorized as catastrophic? How do these mediated accounts affect policy, poverty, and the public? Of particular interest is the question of what role do academics play in disaster culture and policy?

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.

General Topics

 

  • Eco Criticism, Eco Culture
  • Trump Administration and Climate Policy
  • Global Warming, Climate Change
  • Deniers of climate change
  • Disaster capitalism
  • War Ecology
  • Slow Violence
  • Hyperobjects
  • Native Cultures and Eco-policies
  • TV and Film: The Walking Dead, The Leftovers, Falling Skies, The Dome, etc.
  • Zombie and Apocalyptic imaginaries
  • Social Media and disasters
  • Doomsday preppers
  • History and disasters
    Eco/Culture Events
  • Disasters in popular culture
    Time and temporalities of disasters
    Representations and narration of disaster
    Disasters and personal narratives
    Disaster aesthetics
    Cultures of risk and uncertainty
    Disaster metaphors, concepts and symbolic forms
    Ethics and politics of disasters
    Natural disasters in climate rhetoric
    Disaster literature and art
    Notions of national identity through disaster representation
    Portraying suffering in news, digital culture, literature, and TV
    Affective responses to disaster in local, national, and global contexts
    Celebrity humanitarianism and disaster engagement
    Distinctions between man-made and natural disaster
    Public, private, and nonprofit responses to disaster
    The ideological and financial interests of global capitalism in the recovery process
    Epidemics, pandemics, and disease

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules

Questions may be addressed to either:

Robert Ficociello
Holy Family University
Philadelphia, PA
disasterculture@yahoo.com

Robert Bell
Loyola University
New Orleans, LA
504.865.3094

disasterculture@yahoo.com