Rhetoric, Composition & Popular Culture

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database.
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules



Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture Area
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2016 National Conference

Deadline: October 1, 2015

Abstracts of papers, individual proposals, and/or panel proposals dealing with any topics at the intersections of rhetoric, composition and American or popular culture are welcome for the PCA/ACA National Conference to be held March 22nd-25th 2016 in Seattle, Washington.

The PCA/ACA is well regarded in academe with over 5,000 academic oral presentations given internationally, two top-tier journals (The Journal of American Culture and Journal of Popular Culture), and over 3,000 members. The upcoming Seattle conference should be exciting with papers on an enormous array of subjects.

Presenters are required to join the PCA/ACA. Details on membership and registration, and hotels and lodging can be found at http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/

Details on proposing a paper are available at http://pcaaca.org/national- conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/
You may not submit the same proposal to multiple areas.

Proposals can only be submitted online at http://ncp.pcaaca.org/

Submissions must include:

  • your proposal’s title
  • an abstract of no more than 250 words
  • a short 50-word bioPlease review your name, institutional or professional affiliation, abstract title and abstract for spelling and grammar.

    If you wish to propose a panel with multiple papers, each presenter must submit their own paper individually, noting as part of the abstract that they’re part of a panel and listing the names of their co-panelists. Then the organizer should email me stating that you intend to present together.

    If you wish to propose a roundtable, screening, or other presentation, please email me directly before submitting to the database.

    Please email with any questions or for additional details.

    Jennifer Burg
    Area Chair for Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture
    Associate Professor and Chair, Hunter Division of Humanities
    Southern Vermont College