PCA/ACA

History of PCA and the Popular Culture Movement

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The History of PCA Area is concerned with the history of the study of popular culture and American culture and especially the history of the institutions, entities, and activities associated with Ray Browne, Pat Browne, and the Bowling Green State University tradition of culture studies.  The Area seeks to encourage historical research and commentary on the Popular Culture Association, the American Culture Association, regional and international popular-culture organizations, areas within PCA and ACA and within the regional and international organizations, journals published by PCA-ACA and affiliated organizations, the Bowling Green State University Popular Press and its successors and publications, the annual PCA-ACA conference, conferences of regional and international affiliated organizations, other relevant conferences and organizations, BGSU degree programs and academic units involved with culture studies, the Ray and Pat Browne Popular Culture Library, the BGSU Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives, and the PCA-ACA Endowment.  The Area also welcomes biographical research on people who contributed to the development of culture studies or to the development of institutions, entities, or activities associated with the Bowling Green tradition.  Submissions might also focus on important books or other individual works in the development of culture studies, or on the historical development of particular ideas, schools of thought, or research traditions in culture studies.

 

Individual abstracts and complete panels of three to five people will be considered.  Please submit abstracts (150-250 words), papers, or proposals through the PCA website at pcaaca.org.  Please include name, affiliation, postal address, and e-mail address for every author or contributor, along with a title for each paper or presentation.  For panel submissions, please provide the same contributor information plus a title of the panel and a 50-word summary of the panel’s focus.

 

 This Area does not accept presentations by undergraduate students. Please state any special scheduling requests, but note that PCA may not be able to grant such requests and will do so only for compelling reasons.

 

Please send any inquiries to Gary Burns (Area Chair) (Professor Emeritus of Communication, Northern Illinois University), 215 Prospect St., DeKalb IL 60115, 815-758-0358, gburns@niu.edu.

 

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.

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Conference Code of Conduct

 

 

Area chairs

Gary Burns