Health, Humanities, and Popular Culture

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The Health, Humanities, and Popular Culture Area is excited to receive proposals for the 2022 Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference in Seattle, Washington. Proposal topics should fall within the realm of how health is represented in popular culture through the humanities lens (movies, music, theater, television, books, art, comics, etc…).. Proposals should be 250-300 words and exhibit a clear connection between health/body and popular/American culture. Submission from current paid members will be accepted through the PCA website.



Area Co- Chairs:


Elizabeth Lea Ervin-White

Ph.D. Student in UAB Department of Education

Adjunct Instructor of English

Department of English

University of Alabama Birmingham

1720 University Blvd.

Birmingham, Alabama 35294


Lynn Bartholome

Executive Director, Popular Culture Association.



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
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular 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.


Area chairs

Elizabeth Lea Ervin-White

Lynn Bartholome

Nicole Freim