Thursday, November 17, 2011

PCA/ACA National Conference 2012: Fairy Tales in Popular Culture

2011 and 2012 are strong years for studying fairy tales in popular culture with the flood of new interpretations across medias. The PCA/ACA (Popular Culture and American Culture Associations) National Conference in 2012 has an entire section devoted to fairy tales (and many other related topics such as children's literature tracks). But I will focus on the fairy tales section and the dates for submitting materials if you are interested in presenting or just attending.

From the website:

Fairy Tales

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions on any topic involving fairy tales for the 2012 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, to be held April 11 - April 14 in Boston.

While our interests are broad and inclusive, we are particularly interested in papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (tv shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales, and pedagogical uses of and approaches to fairy tales. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

Please send a 250-word abstract, with title and contact information included, via email to both and Please email submissions as a Word attachment. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2011.

Linda J. Holland-Toll
Area Chair, Fairy Tales
Department of Language and Literature
Mount Olive College

Robin Gray Nicks
Area chair, Fairy Tales
Department of English
311 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee--Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 3996-0430


Boston 2012
April 11 - 14, 2012
Note: This is a week later than we have traditionally held it in the past.


Paper Proposals Due December 15, 2011

Proposals Due for Endowment January 7, 2012

Tentative Program on Web January 28, 2012

Early Bird Registration Ends January 31, 2012

Regular Registration Begins February 1, 2012

Regular Registration Ends March 31, 2012

Late Registration Begins April 1, 2012

Last Day for a Refund February 15, 2012

You can read more about proposal submissions here.

Thanks again to Valerie Frankel for sending this to me.

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