PCA/ACA

Aging and Senior Culture

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Call for papers: 

AGING AND SENIOR CULTURE

 

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2019 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Wardman Park Marriott, Washington DC

Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 21, 2019

For information on PCA please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

OPEN for proposals:   JULY 1

DEADLINE for proposals:  OCTOBER 1

REGISTRATION begins:  OCTOBER 1

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ends:  NOVEMBER 15

FINAL DAY FOR REGISTRATION: DECEMBER 1

 

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, employment, and treatment of those aged 50 and above (since age is an evolving and moot concept.) In the past we have had presentations on: mature actors working in film and on television; senior sleuths; serial retirement/post-retirement employment; longevity (in politics and sports); age discrimination; senior friendly institutions; aging and athleticism; and universal, inclusive design and language.  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 intergenerational interaction. Ageism is an unfair and often socially-induced stereotyping of people using the one characteristic of length of years, without the context of other factors–intersectionality is often a proffered method of analysis. The concept of age has increasingly become a topic of study.

 

 

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

Washington, DC

augustynfrederick5@gmail.com

 

To submit your panel or presentation, go to http://conference.pcaaca.org  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. Contact Fred Augustyn, if needed, for assistance in submitting round table discussions.

 

 

 

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