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Law and Popular Culture Area: Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association 2020 Joint National Conference

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 15-18 2020

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


For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/


Deadline to submit proposals: November 24, 2019


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, in popular culture; pop culture depictions of civil and criminal law, including representations of federal, state, and local law enforcement; images of law and outlaws in film, and television, including “Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood,” “Stranger Things,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Godless,” and any other film or series; images of law and outlaws in music, especially papers that comparatively examine the way different musicians or genres depict law and justice. We welcome submissions on all historical, interdisciplinary, and contemporary topics related to representations of the justice system and legal practice, including work in the field of law and literature. Scholars, educators, legal professionals, and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals on any topic in law and popular culture.


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).


If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Peknik at ppeknik@berklee.edu.


2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines


August 1, 2020————— Submission Page Goes Live

October 5, 2020————–Early Bird Registration Rate Begins

November 1, 2020———–Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications

December 6, 2020———–Early Bird Registration Ends

December 7, 2020 ———-Regular Registration Begins

January 1, 2021————–Regular Registration Ends

January 2, 2021————–Late Registration Begins

January 20, 2021———– Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2021————Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program

February 2, 2021———–Non-Presenters Registration Continues

March 31-April 3, 2021—-National Conference in Boston

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.