Food in Popular Culture

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Call for papers: 




The Popular Culture Association annual conference will be held April 17-20, 2019 in Washington, D.C., at the Wardman Park Marriott.

For information on PCA, please visit: http://www.pcaaca.org



The Food in Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to food and drink. Possible topics include:


• Genre cookbooks

• Food or drink in literature

• Dietary trends/fads

• Food or drink in television, film, or other media

• Advertising/marketing history for food or drink

• Dining trends over time

• Regional or area-specific foods


Papers from independent scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students are welcome. PCA encourages works in progress and all are encouraged to engage in scholarly discourse outside of areas in which they may normally work. For example, in Food in Popular Culture we have had theoretical mathematicians, physicists, and museum personnel present papers. (Yes!) Where else can you attend a conference with such diversity?


The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2018.

Proposals are submitted at https://conference.pcaaca.org


Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Panels are typically made up of 3-4 individuals and each session lasts 1½ hour with adequate time for questions and discussion.



Please direct any questions to the area chair for Food in Popular Culture:


Roger Adams

Associate Professor / Rare Books Librarian

Morse Department of Special Collections

Kansas State University

Manhattan KS 66506-1200

785-532-7455 rcadams@ksu.edu


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