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Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture

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Popular Cultural Association: Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture

Call for Papers

 

The Area of Education, Teaching, History and Popular Culture is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Popular Culture Association National Conference to be held April 15 – 18 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phldt-philadelphia-marriott-downtown/).  For detailed information please see https://pcaaca.org/conference.

 

Educators, librarians, archivists, scholars, independent researchers and graduate students are encouraged to apply.  Undergraduates are reminded that there is an entire area devoted to undergraduate presentations in which they should submit: https://pcaaca.org/area/undergraduate-sessions.

 

Submissions that explore, connect, contrast, or otherwise address area themes of schooling and education, teaching throughout history (including preparing teachers/preservice teacher education), history, archival studies and/or their linkages to popular culture from all periods are desired.  Sample topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

  • Successful use(s) of popular culture and/or sport(s) in teaching at all levels in all contents;
  • How schooling/education has impacted/has been impacted by popular culture;
  • Teaching and learning in the community college;
  • Issues impacting the community colleges of the nation;
  • Representation(s) of teaching and/or schooling in popular culture through history;
  • International/multinational/cross-border lenses through which popular culture/popular perception of schooling and/or teaching can be viewed;
  • The intersection of schooling, politics, and the media;
  • Debating whether there can, in fact, be a form of “popular” culture today;
  • The role of history in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education;
  • The importance of/re-integration of historical foundations into teacher education;
  • Linkages between archival research and education, schooling, and/or popular culture;
  • How LGBTQ+ studies has impacted/been impacted by schooling/education;
  • Queering classrooms/queering education;
  • Tapping into (or resisting) popular technology/social media to improve education;
  • Explorations in the impact of social media/corporate America on children; and/or
  • Exploring the intersections of social media, social identity and education.

 

To be considered, interested individuals should please prepare an abstract of between 100-250 words. Individuals must submit electronically by visiting http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/ and following the directions therein.  Please be sure to complete/ensure the accuracy of all presenter information. 

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for proposals and endowment grants is November 1, 2019.

 

Decisions will be communicated within approximately two weeks of this deadline.  All presenters must be members of the Popular Culture Association and fully registered for the conference. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for “Early Bird” registration is December 1, 2019; the deadline to register for the conference (else be removed from the program) is February 1, 2020.

 

Graduate students are STRONGLY encouraged to submit their completed papers for consideration for conference award: https://pcaaca.org/awards.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The deadline for consideration for awards is January 15, 2020.

 

Any further inquiries can be directed to:

Dr. Edward Janak

Chair, Department of Educational Studies

Email: Edward.janak@utoledo.edu

Phone: (419) 530-4114

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference

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. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.

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