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The SPORTS AREA of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association invites proposals for individual or panel presentations at the annual meeting of


Marriott Marina, San Diego
Wednesday, April 12, to Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Especially encouraged are proposals related to Southern California’s marquis sports teams (e.g., Padres, Chargers, Clippers, Rams, Dodgers, Angels), sporting events (e.g., beach volleyball championships and the Long Beach Grand Prix), and sports venues (Petco Park, Dodger Stadium, Staples Center, The Pond, etc.).  Proposals about other teams and conferences (e.g., the PAC-12, the Mountain West, the Golden State League, and the PCL) are also encouraged.

Proposals on topics on all areas of sports history, literature, ethics, sociology, and current issues  are also welcomed.

Presentations should be completed within twenty minutes and should stimulate audience questions and discussion. Presentations utilizing various media are especially welcomed.

The deadline for a 250-word abstract is October 1, 2016. Inquiries about possible papers or proposals for sessions can be directed to either of the area co-chairs listed below. Presentation at the conference requires current membership in the PCA or the ACA.

All proposals and paper submissions should be sent electronically through the PCA Database (

If your paper is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter, including information related to membership, registration, and hotel accommodations.  Address inquiries to either of the area co-chairs:

Prof. Joseph L. Price                                                                Dr. Yuya Kiuchi
Whittier College                                                                         434 Farm Lane
Department of Religious Studies                                           235 Bessey Hall
Whittier, CA 90608                                                                 East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone:   (562) 907-4803                                               
Fax:   (562) 907-4910

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