As passed to us by Kris Swank:
ANNOUNCING A NEW SPECIAL TOPICS AREA: TOLKIEN STUDIES
Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2014 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificant Mile, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, April 16 through Saturday, March 19th
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2013
We welcome proposals on any area of Tolkien Studies (the Legendarium, adaptations, reader reception and fan studies, media and marketing) from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective.
We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.
If there is sufficient interest in this Special Topics Area, we may be able to develop Tolkien Studies as a permanent area for the conference.
Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please contact:
Bruce E. Drushel, Ph.D.
Department of Communication
Oxford, OH 45056
To submit your panel or presentation, go to http://ncp.pcaaca.org and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission. ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site. For individual papers, please submit a title and 100-word abstract. For sessions and panels, please submit paper/presentation titles and abstracts, along with a paragraph describing the central theme, and the names of chairs and respondents (if any). For each participant, please provide a mailing address, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address.