PCA/ACA

Men and Men’s Studies

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Call for papers: 

Men/Men’s Studies Area

Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference

June 2-5, 2021

Boston, MA

CFP for the Men/Men’s Studies Area

Abstract Deadline: Nov. 16, 2020

 

Proposals on any aspect of masculinities, men, and/or men’s studies are welcome. Here are some suggested topics:

  • Men or masculinities in popular culture, especially TV, film, video games, social media, or the Internet
  • Men’s studies and feminisms/women’s studies
  • The study of masculinities in literary and/or cultural studies
  • Male sexualities
  • Female masculinities
  • LGBTQIA masculinities
  • Media representations of men and their relationships
  • Masculinities and health, fitness, exercise, bodybuilding
  • Masculinities and politics
  • Masculinities and Donald Trump and/or Joe Biden
  • Masculinities in the time of Coronavirus
  • Masculinities and masks (either real or constructed)
  • Changing ideas about “manhood”
  • Non-gender-binary people and masculinity/femininity
  • Contextual analyses of male/masculine experiences
  • Cross-cultural comparisons of traditional male gender roles and patterns of male/female or male/male friendship
  • Explorations of the “conscious or unconscious forces that shape men’s lives” and analyses of their applications to bio-medical, sociocultural, and/or psycho-therapeutic intervention programs

 

Presentations with a visual element (handout, video clips, PowerPoint, etc.) are encouraged!

 

Submission requirements: You must be a current, paid member to submit to the conference. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract by Nov. 16, 2020 to https://pcaaca.org/. Submissions will only be accepted through the PCA website.

 

Area Chair Contact Info: If you have questions about topics or want to propose a complete panel, please send me an email:

Dr. Merry G. Perry

Area Chair, Men/Men’s Studies

West Chester University

West Chester, PA 19382

mperry@wcupa.edu

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
12-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grant Applications
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 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. 31: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.