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Call for papers: 

THE SIXTIES

Call for proposals: Papers, Sessions, Panels

 

Popular Culture Association Annual Conference
April 15-18, 2020 at the Downtown Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, PA

 

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 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 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, SDS, Black Panther Party, the 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 reactions and representations
  • The counterculture or other developments in international/global contexts
  • Ongoing significance of the decade in contemporary society and culture

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: November 1, 2019.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by November 30, 2019.

 

For individual papers, please submit a title and 100-250-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://ncp.pcaaca.org. More information about the submission process can be found here: https://pcaaca.org/help/conference/submitting-proposals-conference

 

 

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
101D Cypress
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
814-949-5779
kmm104@psu.edu

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 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

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