American Civil War and Reconstruction at the PCA-ACA Annual Conference April 1-4 2015 New Orleans

The American Civil War and Reconstruction


Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

National Conference 2015


April 1-4, 2015

New Orleans Marriott

555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA  70130  USA


The Civil War and Reconstruction Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is calling for papers on the American Civil War and Reconstruction for its national meeting, April 1-4, 2015 (Wednesday through Saturday) at the New Orleans Marriott in the French Quarter.  Papers are welcome from a range of disciplines, and may explore any topic or “reading” of the War.  Past presentations have included such diverse subject areas as literature, photography, art, newspapers and journalistic history, counterfactual history, battle reenactments, music, politics, battle narratives, guerilla warfare, film, historiographical issues, women’s narratives, war games, secession politics, African-Americans at war, modern pop culture, memory and memorializing, battlefield preservation, and material culture.  Suggested special topics for this year could include slavery and politics, Northern intellectuals at war, military politics, New Orleans at war, The 150th Commemoration and the Politics of Commemoration, and the cultural legacy of the War.


Acceptance of your paper obligates you to appear and make an oral presentation of your paper.  Sessions run for ninety minutes, and each presenter receives fifteen minutes, depending on the number of papers in each panel.  Please plan to stay within this time limit.  Graduate students are welcome to submit proposals.  Whole panel proposals are also welcome


Please send an abstract of 100-250 words to:

Dr. Randal Allred,

Department of English,

Brigham Young University Hawaii,

55-220 Kulanui St.,

Laie, HI 96762 ,

phone (808) 675-3633, and fax (808) 675-3662.


Deadline:  Nov. 1, 2014


Please include in your proposal your address, school affiliation, e-mail, and telephone number.

Also, please submit your proposal online at

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