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Call for papers: 

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers: Body & Culture

June 2-5, 2021—-National Conference

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

Abstracts of papers, individual proposals, and/or panel proposals dealing with the intersection of the body and culture are now being accepted. The Body and Culture Area encourages interdisciplinary dialogue over the body as text, both literal and discursive, and how the body’s production of meaning is socially, culturally, historically, and politically located. Papers may address the meanings culture writes onto bodies, the origin of those meanings, and the impact those meanings have on bodies so inscribed.

We welcome topics of any nature dealing with the body: gendered and hyper-gendered bodies, absent and present bodies, bodies that conform, bodies that resist, bodies in media/bodies as media, bodies as activism, bodies in conflict, live bodies, mediatized bodies, bodies on stage, bodies in movement and stillness.

Papers should address popular culture explicitly, and methodologies across disciplines, cultural contexts, and historical periods are welcome. Papers from scholars and practitioners are welcome, and full panels are especially encouraged to apply.


Lynn Sally, PhD
Faculty, Central New Mexico Community College
Body & Culture Area Chair, PCA/ACA

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
28-Feb-28 Deadline for Proposals
10-Apr-21 Presenter Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
11-Apr-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference
15-Apr-21 Preliminary Schedule Available

June 2-5, 2021 

Virtual Conference


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.  

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2021. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.












Area chairs

Lynn Sally