CfP: 3rd Annual Conference (PCAC)

Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC)
3rd Annual Conference
May 9-11, 2013 – Niagara Falls, Ontario

The third Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada from Thursday, May 9 to Saturday, May 11, 2013.

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 welcome presentation and exhibition proposals from visual and multi-media artists whose work engages with 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).

We share an interdisciplinary vision of this Association. We are interested in featuring papers from scholars and/or producers and practitioners of popular cultural phenomena from a wide variety of disciplines and cross-disciplinary perspectives in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

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. For more information visit us at www.canpop.ca. Proposals from visual and multi-media artists should follow the rubrics for individual papers or panels outlined above; however, the inclusion of selected images in the proposal for purposes of illustration would also be welcomed.

The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2012. The conference organizers will endeavour to contact all potential participants by late January, 2013.

Please send proposals, requests for information, or any press/media inquiries, to the conference committee at: conference@canpop.ca

Michele Braun, PCA Vice-President, Program Chair
Laura Wiebe, Executive Member-at-Large and Curator, Visual & Multi-media Arts

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