Australian and New Zealand Popular Culture

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Call for papers: 

Australian and New Zealand Division

Papers, panels, and roundtables are now invited for the Australian and New Zealand Popular Culture area for the Popular Culture Association (PCA) national conference in Philadelphia, 15–18 April, 2020.

The Australian and New Zealand area is a dedicated section within the PCA for scholars of popular culture from Australia and New Zealand to showcase their work in an international forum.

Presentations are welcome from any area of popular culture research. The focus of the presentation need not be exclusively Australian- or New Zealand-based, only that the research is being conducted by scholars from Australia and/or New Zealand.

Abstracts of papers, panel proposals should be submitted through the conference website:


If you have not logged in before, you will need to create a profile to submit your abstract.

The deadline for proposals is 1 November, 2019.

Any questions can be sent to Glen Thomas, Area Chair: gj.thomas@qut.edu.au



October 1, 2019              Early Bird Registration Opens

November 1, 2019          Deadline for Paper Proposals

December 1, 2019          Early Bird Registration ENDS

January 1, 2020               Regular Registration ENDS

January 2, 2020               Late Registration BEGINS—be sure to reserve your spot in the program!

January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline

January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2020             Registration for Presenters ENDS—participants who have not registered dropped from the program at the end of the day


March 1, 2020                 Non-Presenters Late Registration OPENS

April 15-18, 2020            Philly!



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


For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/



Area chairs