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Call for papers: 

Generational Studies Area

Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference

June 2-5, 2021



For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org


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.

How to Apply

Submissions will only be accepted through the PCA website – pcaaca.org

Individuals must be current, paid members to submit to the conference.

For Individual Sumissions

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

For Panel Submissions

  • 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



2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
28-Feb-28 Deadline for Proposals
10-Apr-21 Presenter Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
11-Apr-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference
15-Apr-21 Preliminary Schedule Available

June 2-5, 2021 

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.  

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2021. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.












Area chairs

Shay Rahm

James Von Schilling