PCA/ACA

Asian Popular Culture

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Call for papers: 

The Asian Popular Culture Section of PCA is accepting paper proposals for the 2021 PCA/ACA National Conference. The APC section was founded in 1996 by Prof. John A. Lent, who remains as chair. At a time in PCA’s history when very little attention was paid to non-United States popular culture, let alone that of Asia, the section was started to partly fill that gap. The section’s papers cover the whole swath of popular culture and any country/territory of that vast continent. APC has grown during these more than two decades and usually hosts at least six, four-researcher panels.

Though we more than welcome usual subjects for proposals (TV, film, manga/anime, etc.), we also wholeheartedly encourage less-known aspects of the thousands of topics that constitute popular culture (special events/holidays, architecture, street vendors, vehicles [e.g. the Philippine jeepney, trishaws, decorated trucks, etc.], posters, food and its rituals, and the list can go on and on).

 

More info:

Deadline for paper proposals is November 16, 2020.

Proposals should be 250 words or fewer and should be submitted through the PCA website.

All presenters must register for the conference.

Undergraduate papers are not accepted.

 

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 Grant Applications
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.