PCA/ACA

Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design

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Call for papers: 

Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design

Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design is seeking paper proposals for oral presentation at the annual conference. 

Please join us in Boston, MA from June 2-5, 2021 for the Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association 2021 Joint National Conference. We will be staying at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel (book early due to room-block maximums). 

The PCA/ACA is highly regarded in the academy with well over 5,000 academic oral presentations given internationally, two top-tier journals (The Journal of American Culture and The Journal of Popular Culture), and over 3,000 members. This year’s Boston conference should be exciting with papers on an enormous array of subjects. 

The deadline for online abstract proposal of papers will be November 16, 2020. 

Please do not email your abstract to an Area Chair; submissions can only be submitted via the site https://pcaaca.org.  Select a Subject Area, enter your proposal’s title and input a clearly defined abstract of your scholarship of no more than 250 words and a short 50-word bio (please review in the database your full name, university, abstract title and abstract for spelling & grammar). Submit only one proposal to one area. Multiple submissions are not allowed.

Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design is concerned with all areas and aspects of style, fashion, clothing, design, and related trends, as well as appearances and consumption using and/or including: historical  sources, manufacturing, aesthetics, marketing, branding, merchandising, retailing, psychological/ sociological aspects of dress, body image, and cultural identities, in addition to any areas relating to purchasing, shopping, and the methods consumers construct identity. 

Papers from all methods and disciplines are welcome! Innovative and new research, scholarship and creative works in the areas of fashion, design, the body and consumerism are encouraged! 

Jessica Strübel, Ph.D., 
Jessica-strubel@uri.edu
University of Rhode Island
Quinn Hall 211 A
Kingston, RI 02881 


Joseph H. Hancock, II, Ph.D., 
joseph.h.hancock@drexel.edu
Drexel University  
3141 Chestnut Street, Urban Center #110G 
Philadelphia, PA. 19104  
 
 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
22-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
17-Dec-20 Deadline for Endowment Grant Applications      
06-Jan-21 Deadline for Proposals
01-Feb-21 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Mar-21 Regular Registration Ends
02-Mar-21 Late Registration Begins
15-Mar-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
31-Mar-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Apr-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 February 1: 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.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area chairs

Joseph Henry Hancock

Jessica Strübel