Rhetoric, Composition, and Popular Culture

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Call for papers: 



Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers





DEADLINE:  November 1, 2020


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

For conference information, please go to https://pcaaca.org/conference/2019



Abstracts of papers, individual proposals, and/or panel proposals dealing with any topics at the intersections of rhetoric, composition and American or popular culture are welcome for the 2019 PCA/ACA National Conference. The PCA/ACA is highly regarded in academe with well over 5,000 academic oral presentations given internationally, two top-tier journals (The Journal of American Culture and Journal of Popular Culture), and over 3,000 members. This year’s conference should be exciting with papers on an enormous array of subjects.


Submissions must include

  • your proposal’s title
  • an abstract of no more than 250 words
  • a short 50-word bio

Please review your name, affiliation, title and abstract for spelling and grammar.


If you wish to propose a panel with multiple papers, each presenter must submit an individual paper to the online system, noting within the abstract that it is part of a panel, and listing the names of all co-panelists. Then the organizer should email jburg@svc.edu stating that you intend to present together.


If you wish to propose a roundtable, screening, or other presentation, email jburg@svc.edu directly before submitting to the database.


Should you or any of your colleagues have questions, please contact:


Jennifer Richardson Burg, PhD


Area Chair for Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture at the PCA/ACA

Dean of the Faculty, Southern Vermont College

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines


August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 1, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference

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.

Area chairs