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 
01-Oct-21 Early Bird Registration Begins
15-Nov-21 Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
16-Dec-21 Early Bird Registration Ends; Regular Registration Begins
01-Jan-22 Regular Registration Ends
02-Jan-22 Preliminary Schedule Available
01-Feb-22 Registration for Presenters End; Those Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program
01-Apr-22 Online Non-presenter Registration Ends
April 13-16, 2022

PCA Conference in Seattle, WA


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 15, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


PCA National Conference Dates

April 13-16, 2022


Conference location

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Please do not make hotel reservations until we establish the individualized link for our room block. 


Submission Information

The submission deadline is November 15, 2021.

Submit a Presentation

Purchase a Membership

Purchase Registration (coming soon)

Grants and Awards (coming soon)

Areas That Accept Undergraduate Submissions

All Subject Areas

Conference Code of Conduct



Area chairs

Elizabeth Lea Ervin-White

Lynn Bartholome

Nicole Freim