Generational Studies

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We welcome proposals for papers on any and every topic related to America’s generations including: Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials (Gen Y), and iGen (Gen Z).


We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels (3 or 4 persons), focusing on topics related to:

  • Generational cultural production/consumption: literature, film, music, etc.
  • Generational identities and realities (then and now).

We are especially interested in presentations that connect (or disconnect) multi- generational pop culture experiences.



  • 150-200-word abstract
  • Contact information (e-mail and telephone)


  • Brief description of panel’s focus
  • 150-200 word abstract of each panelist’s paper
  • Contact information (e-mail and telephone) for all panelists


For additional information, please contact:


Shay Rahm

University of Central Oklahoma



Dr. James A. Von Schilling

Northampton Community College






2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01 Sept-21 Submissions Open 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
31 Jan-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
01Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
20 Feb-22 Regular Registration Ends
21 Feb-22 Late Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Late Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

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.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


VIRTUAL PCA National Conference Dates

April 13-16, 2022


Submission Information

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Area chairs

James Von Schilling

Shay Rahm