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Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC) 8th Annual Conference

Posted: December 12th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

May 3-5, 2018

The eighth annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada from Thursday, May 3 to Saturday, May 5, 2018.

We invite proposals for papers and/or panels on theories of popular culture, research methods in popular culture, the teaching of popular culture, forms and genres of popular culture, and any epiphenomena of popular culture, past or present. We also invite presentation and exhibition proposals from visual and multimedia artists whose work engages with popular culture.

We share an interdisciplinary vision of this association. Many of our members come from the humanities and social sciences but we are interested in featuring papers from a wide variety of disciplines and cross-disciplinary perspectives. We welcome faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and independent scholars as well as other professionals with a critical interest in popular culture.

Our broad definition of popular culture encompasses communicative texts, practices and experiences, mediated and unmediated, contemporary and historical, Canadian and non-Canadian (including the local and the global).

Single paper proposals should consist of a title, an abstract of no more than 200 words, and a list of keywords or key phrases (maximum 5), and should be accompanied by a brief biographical note of 100 words or less. Panel proposals should include all of the above information for each presenter, plus a proposed title for the panel and a brief rationale. Proposals from visual and multimedia artists should consist of a title, an artist’s statement and rationale of no more than 300 words, and a sample of the work(s) specified. For more information visit us at www.canpop.ca.

The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2018. The conference organizers will endeavour to contact all potential participants by mid-February 2018.

Please send proposals, requests for information, or any press/media inquiries, to the conference committee at: [email protected].

Graduate students presenting single-authored papers at the conference will be invited to submit their paper in advance for consideration in the Graduate Student Paper Prize competition. More details will follow.

On behalf of the 2018 Program Committee,
Derek Foster, PCAC President

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