The Sixties

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Call for proposals: Papers, Sessions, Panels


Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference April 17-20, 2019 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

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, and radio of the era

* 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: October 1, 2018. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by October 30, 2018.


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: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-co...


All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference. Here is the schedule of deadlines and pertinent dates:


1 July Database Opens for Submissions

1 October Registration Opens

1 October Deadline for Paper Proposals

15 November Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

1 December Preliminary Program Available

15 December “Drop Dead”: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program

3 January 2019 Final Program to the Publisher

17-20 April 2019 Washington, D.C.


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

Area chairs