PCA/ACA

Material Culture

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Call for papers: 

Material Culture 

 

Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2021 National Conference, June 2-5, 2021

 

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

 

The study of material culture offers an exciting area for interdisciplinary research and conversation, as it brings together those engaged in scholarly inquiry in areas as diverse as history, art history, design, decorative arts, cultural studies, consumer studies, literature, communications, anthropology, sociology, and beyond. Of particular interest are papers that address human-made material objects as primary source material for anthropological, geographical, sociological, historical, or area studies; or methodological papers that theorize and critique “material culture” as a discipline for humanistic inquiry.  Past presentations in this area have focused on decorative arts and the construction of literary characters; the material culture of poverty; commemorative items; historic and modern furnishings; fashion, branding and marketing trends; alternative culture and industrial space…. Indeed, there are a lot of possibilities!

 

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Proposals for a panel of four speakers also are encouraged and should include the following:

 

Panel Title

Name and contact information for the Panel Chair

Titles and abstracts of each paper

Contact information for each presenter

 

Please send any inquiries to the Area Chair for Material Culture, Dr. Heidi C. Nickisher, hcnfaa@rit.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
11-Apr-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference
15-Apr-21 Preliminary Schedule Available

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.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area chairs

Heidi Nickisher