PCA/ACA

Popular Art, Architecture, and Design

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POPULAR ART, ARCHITECTURE, & DESIGN

 

Call for Papers

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

2021 National Conference

Boston, MA

June 2-5, 2021

 

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

 

Deadline for Submissions: November 16, 2020

 

The Popular Art, Architecture & Design area is concerned with the aesthetics, the history, and the theory of popular culture in the everyday world of the past, the present, and the future.

 

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. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and students from a variety of methodologies including Art History, Fine Art, Museum or Curatorial Studies, Architecture, and Industrial/Interior Design are all encouraged to submit.

 

It is a broad area indeed, so think creatively! Papers focused on current social justice issues and issues of inclusivity in the field are especially welcome. Topics at previous conferences have included, but were not limited to, the following: 

  • World Fairs
  • Stephen Colbert Teaching Contemporary Art
  • Ceramic Work of Brendan Tang and Sing-Ying Ho
  • Respecting Difficult Histories in museum exhibitions
  • Integrated learning in museums
  • Architecture of Tadao Ando
  • Disneyland
  • Edward Durell Stone
  • Sandy Skoglund and Gregory Crewdson’s visions of suburbia
  • Portrait miniatures
  • Kara Walker’s silhouettes
  • Superman and Art Deco
  • Art of Howard Finster
  • Art Environments
  • Place-Inspired Activism
  • Elizabeth Catlett
  • Norman Rockwell’s lost drawings
  • Cold War American Suburban Imaginary
  • Nineteenth-Century Ephemera: Scrapbooks and Trompe l’Oeil Painting
  • Art Nouveau’s Revival in 1960’s Popular Culture
  • Restoration of Charles Lindbergh’s House
  • Kitchen Design in Glass Houses

 

Please submit a title and an abstract of no more than 250 words and a short 50-word bio with contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and email addresses, and contact telephone number) by November 16, 2020. To submit an abstract, go to http://ncp.pcaaca.org and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission. Please note that submissions will only be accepted through the PCA website; do not email your abstract. Be sure to proofread your name, title, and abstract closely as this text will become part of the program should your proposal be selected.

 

Presenters must be current, paid members to submit to the conference. Information about registering, a list of deadlines, links to submit and apply for grants, and to register for the conference can be found on the PCA website.

 

Any inquires should be directed to the area chair:

 

Dr. Jennifer Streb

Professor of Art History

Curator, Juniata College Museum of Art

Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA 16652

streb@juniata.edu

 

 

 

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01-Sept-21 Submissions Open 
01-Oct-21 Early Bird Registration Begins
15-Nov-21 Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
16-Dec-21 Early Bird Registration Ends; Regular Registration Begins
01-Jan-22 Regular Registration Ends
02-Jan-22 Preliminary Schedule Available
01-Feb-22 Registration for Presenters End; Those Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program
01-Apr-22 Online Non-presenter Registration Ends
April 13-16, 2022

PCA Conference in Seattle, WA

 

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.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

PCA National Conference Dates

April 13-16, 2022

 

Conference location

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Please do not make hotel reservations until we establish the individualized link for our room block. 

 

Submission Information

The submission deadline is November 15, 2021.

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Area chairs

Jennifer Streb