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Aging and Senior Culture

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Call for papers: 

PCA 2020

AGING AND SENIOR CULTURE

 

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Wednesday, April 15 to Saturday, April 18, 2020

 

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

 

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/re-retirement; longevity (in politics and sports); age discrimination (people often erroneously regarded as either “too young” or “too old”); 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 while intersectionality is increasingly becoming a method of analysis. The concept of age has progressively 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

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2020————— Submission Page Goes Live

October 5, 2020————–Early Bird Registration Rate Begins

November 1, 2020———–Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications

December 6, 2020———–Early Bird Registration Ends

December 7, 2020 ———-Regular Registration Begins

January 1, 2021————–Regular Registration Ends

January 2, 2021————–Late Registration Begins

January 20, 2021———– Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2021————Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program

February 2, 2021———–Non-Presenters Registration Continues

March 31-April 3, 2021—-National Conference in Boston


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.


Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.