CFP MPCA 2018 Wrestling Studies


Midwest PCA/ACA 2018

Area: Wrestling Studies
Area Co-Chairs: CarrieLynn D. Reinhard and Christopher J. Olson

The 2018 Midwest PCA/ACA conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in Indianapolis from Wednesday-Sunday, October 4-7. 

Call: Indie Wrestling

Since this year’s conference is in Indie-apolis, we are looking for papers and presentations that focus specifically on some aspect of indie pro-wrestling. Along with other submissions about any and all aspects of professional wrestling, we are particularly interested in having at least one panel that addresses indie promoters and wrestlers. Some topics to consider for such a panel would be, but are not limited to:

  • History of independent pro wrestling
  • Identity politics of the indies
  • Business practices of the indies
  • Transcultural, transnational nature of the indies
  • Power and agency of indie wrestlers
  • Critical focus on a particular indie promotion, wrestler

If you have any questions, contact CarrieLynn D. Reinhard at

Submit paper, abstract, or panel proposals (including the title of the presentation) to the Wrestling Studies Area on the Submissions website ( Individuals may only submit one paper, and please do not submit the same item to more than one Area.

Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address of each author/participant. A preliminary version of the schedule will be posted on our website around July 2018. The final version will be distributed in hard copy at the conference.

For more information on the general CFP for this conference, please see:

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