PCA/ACA

The Sixties

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Accepts undergraduate submissions

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

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

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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Areas That Accept Undergraduate Submissions

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Area chairs

Kevin M. Moist