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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. 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
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.