AGING AND SENIOR CULTURE
Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2017 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Marriott Marina, San Diego
Wednesday, April 12, to Saturday, April 15, 2017
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2016
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. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. As always, we welcome proposals addressing ANY topic on: past and present life-styles, challenges, leisure, organizations; or depictions, re-inventions, and treatments of those aged 50 and above (since age is an evolving concept.) In the past we have had presentations on: mature actors working in film and on television; senior sleuths; age discrimination; senior friendly institutions; aging and athleticism; and universal, inclusive design. Although initially, and still primarily, focused on “older adults” (or the seasoned, the chronologically gifted, or experientially enhanced) we often seek to look more generally on age as a concept across many cohorts and levels—including childhood, youth, middle age, and inter-generational interaction.
Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please contact:
Frederick J. Augustyn, Jr., Ph D
Library of Congress
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 themed paper sessions, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation and the chair should contact Fred Augustyn to assemble them into a panel. You should also contact him for assistance in submitting roundtable discussions.