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Call for papers: 

Law Area 


Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers for ACA/PCA National Conference in

June 2-5, 2021


We invite papers and presentations on all aspects of law and popular culture, including but not limited to: representations of the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and current cases and controversies; privacy law in the time of COVID-19; pop culture depictions of civil and criminal law, including representations of law enforcement in the age of the Black Lives Matter movement; the presidency and the law; cinematic representations of law and justice; papers that comparatively examine the way different musicians or genres depict outlaws; music copyright and the creative imagination in the digital age; historic preservation law. We welcome submissions on all historical, interdisciplinary, and contemporary topics related to the justice system and legal practice, including work in the field of law and literature.


Submit your paper or presentation proposal to https://conference.pcaaca.org/


The proposal should include an abstract of more than 250 words, and complete contact information (name, presenter’s institutional affiliation, and e-mail address). Proposals must be submitted through the PCA website. Only current, paid members can submit proposals.


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


Area Chair: Patricia Peknik, ppeknik@berklee.edu




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
15-Apr-21 Preliminary Schedule Available
01-May-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through May 31

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.












Please check back soon for updates for 2022 conference updates.





Area chairs

Patricia Peknik