Women’s Studies

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The co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Women’s Studies area invites submissions for individual papers and for complete panels for its forthcoming national conference, from April 13-16, 2022. You must be a member of the PCA to submit a Proposal.


We welcome papers and panels on any facet of popular culture relating to the study of women and gender as well as topics related to issues of feminism, feminist theory, and feminist popular culture.  We are particularly interested in papers and panels that include but are not limited to the following topics:


  • Women’s participation in, and creation of, literary works and print culture
  • Women’s involvement as consumers and producers of film and television culture, and representations of women within television and film
  • Women as the subjects of, audiences for, and responders to advertising
  • Women’s engagement with popular music, as artists, consumers, and fans
  • Women’s engagement with social media and their work as bloggers and cultural critics
  • Women’s roles in protest movements and their influence on popular culture
  • Representation and portrayal of feminism in film, literature, and television
  • The impact of #MeToo and sexual and gender violence


Undergraduate Student Submissions

At this time, the Women’s Studies area is not able to accept submissions from undergraduate students, but please check back in the future and, in the meantime, submit to one of the areas that is accepting undergraduate submissions.


Submission Requirements

To have your proposal/abstract considered for presentation, please submit your proposal/abstract of approximately 250 words and a 50-word biography through the Popular Culture Association Conference Website.  We also welcome complete panel proposals of 3-4 people. All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference in compliance with deadlines established by PCA.


Visit www.pcaaca.org to see examples of papers from recent PCA conferences.


For more information contact co-chairs:

Kathy Mason, mason@findlay.edu, 419-434-4756




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.

Submit a Presentation

Purchase a Membership

Purchase Registration (coming soon)

Grants and Awards (coming soon)

Areas That Accept Undergraduate Submissions

All Subject Areas

Conference Code of Conduct



Area chairs

Kathy Mason