British Popular Culture

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We welcome presentations about any aspect of British Pop Culture, which includes not only the United Kingdom but may also include the Commonwealth, Canada, and Australia as well as any adaptations of works originating in these areas but translated/set outside of these countries. (For example, Hulu’s 2022 Fire Island is set in modern-day New York but is adapted from Jane Austen’s 18th century novel Pride and Prejudice). While other PCA areas have a more narrowed focus on aspects of British Popular Culture, our area encourages breadth and variety.  We consider popular culture to include films, documentaries, TV series, literature, music, plays, comics, mythology/folklore, sociopolitical issues, etc.


In the last couple of years, there have been presentations about Sanditon, Bridgerton, Emma, Frankenstein, Shelley, Home Fires, The Crown/Spencer, Downton Abbey, The Wicker Man, The Tempest, A Place to Call Home, James Bond, and King Arthur and Merlin.


We welcome papers on the following new British Pop Culture pieces: Hulu’s Fire Island, Netflix’s Persuasion, Mr. Malcolm’s List, The Nevers, Downton Abbey: A New Era, Operation Mincemeat, Last Night I’m Soho, Together, The Duke, Belfast, Death on the Nile, Dig, Gentleman Jack, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, and Pursuit of Love just to name a few.


We would also welcome papers regarding the late Queen Elizabeth II and her long reign as it connects with popular culture.  


Here are some other ideas for presentations:

Interdisciplinary and multimedia approaches to Popular Culture

From Literature into Film

From Literature into Television

Popular Culture and Literature

Ethnic Voices in Popular Culture

Contemporary Popular Culture

Foreign Influences on British Popular Culture 


We are seeking 15-20 minute presentations.


For individual presentations, please submit a title and 150-200 word abstracts. For panels or themed session proposals, each presenter should enter their own proposal; the chair should contact either co-chair with the title of the panel and the names of the presenters.


Please address any questions or concerns to either co-chair:


Anastasia Bierman, St. Charles Community College, [email protected]


Dr. John Greenfield, McKendree University, [email protected]



2023 Conference Dates and Deadlines

15 Aug-22                                            2022 Conference Information Available on Website
15 Sept-22 Submissions Open 
07 Oct-22 Early Bird Registration Begins
10 Jan-23 Deadline for Paper Proposals
4 Jan-23 Early Bird Registration Ends for Presenters
5 Jan-23 Regular Registration Begins for Presenters
19 Jan-23 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters
20 Jan-23 Late Registration Starts for Presenters
1 Feb-23 Late Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
10 Feb-23 Preliminary Schedule Available
17 Mar-23 Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
 5-8 April-23

conference in San ANTONIO, TX


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.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Submit a Paper Proposal for the 2023 PCA Conference: 

Submissions for paper proposals are now open. The submission deadline is December 20, 2022. Please be sure you read and understand all instructions, policies, and procedures before you submit your proposal.