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 

2021 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Boston, MA

June 2-5, 2021

 

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

 telephone 301-755-7106

 

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
12-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grants
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 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. 31: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area chairs

Frederick John Augustyn, Jr.