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Call for papers: 

Women’s Studies Area

Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference

June 2-5, 2021


You must be a current, paid member of the PCA for 2020-21 in order to submit a Proposal.

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, to be held virtually, from  June 2-5, 2021.  Anyone who was accepted for the cancelled 2020 Philadelphia PCA/ACA may resubmit their paper for consideration. 

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


Special Topic: Susan Faludi

We welcome papers and panels for a 2021 special topic area within Women’s Studies on the impact, influence, and legacy of annual conference speaker Susan Faludi’s scholarship. 


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.

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.

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


For more information contact co-chairs:

Amanda Jo Hobson, amanda.hobson@indstate.edu, 812-237-3818

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.


Please check back soon for 2022 conference updates.





Area chairs

Amanda Jo Hobson

Kathy Mason