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The Sixties

Call for proposals: Papers, Sessions, Panels

Popular Culture Association Annual Conference

June 2-5, 2021 in Boston, MA

The Sixties area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of popular culture from the era. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Film, television, radio, and other media (underground press, posters, etc.)
  • Analysis of influential books/authors or arts/artists
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll
  • Music and fashion, as cultural expression and/or consumer culture
  • New social arrangements e.g. communes, back to the land movement
  • 1968 or other significant dates, places, or events, e.g. Days of Rage, etc.
  • Countercultural movements—hippies, Diggers, SDS, Black Panther Party, White Panther Party, etc.
  • Politics and protests of the era e.g. Civil Rights, Vietnam
  • Race and gender issues e.g. the 1968 Olympic Project for Human Rights, NOW
  • Media representations of and reactions to all of the above
  • Rock music, the counterculture, or other developments in international/global contexts (i.e. outside the US and UK)
  • The ongoing significance of the decade in contemporary society and culture

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: November 16, 2020.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by November 30, 2020. For individual papers, please submit a title and 150-250-word abstract. Inquiries about possible papers or proposals for round table sessions or full panels are also welcomed and encouraged. For themed paper sessions, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation and then contact the area chair to assemble them into a panel.

 

All proposals should be submitted online via the PCA/ACA website: http://pcaaca.org. All presenters must be current members of the PCA in order to submit, and must register for the conference in order to present. More detailed information about deadlines, dates, the submission process (including links to submit), applications for grants, and other matters can be found at http://pcaaca.org.

 

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about topics, process, or the conference in general.

 

Kevin M. Moist
Associate Professor of Communications

Communications Program Chair
Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
814-949-5779
kmm104@psu.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 Grants
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.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposals are due

November 16, 2020.

 

Important links:

Submit Your Proposal (coming soon)

Help on Submitting Your Proposal (coming soon)

Areas that Accept Undergraduate Submissions

Become a Member

Apply for Travel Grants (coming soon)

Main Conference Page 

 

 

 

Area chairs

Kevin M. Moist