Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies

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Call for papers: 




Call for Proposals: Papers, Panels, Special Sessions (roundtables, screenings, etc.)




June 2-5, 2021

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

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


We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.  As always, proposals addressing any topic at the intersection of culture and queerness are welcome.

This year, we are especially eager to receive proposals concerning queer people and politics (particularly the 2020 U.S. elections), queers and the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements and queer representation in media and the press.

Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please contact:


Bruce E. Drushel, Ph.D.

Professor & Chair

Department of Media, Journalism & Film

Miami University

Oxford OH  45056

(513) 529-3526


To submit your panel or presentation, go to http://conference.pcaaca.org and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission.  ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site.  For individual papers, please submit a title and 100-word abstract.  For themed paper sessions, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation and the chair should contact Professor Drushel to assemble them into a panel.  You should also contact Professor Drushel for help in submitting roundtable discussions.

Membership Policy:  You must be a member of PCA in order to submit a proposal.  In order to submit a conference proposal, submitter’s membership must be current for the 2020-21 year.

Membership fees need to be paid prior to or at the time a proposal is submitted.


Refund Policy:  Membership fees are not refundable.  Requests for refund of conference registration must be submitted in writing.


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

Bruce Drushel