Call for Papers
Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC)
3rd Annual Conference, May 9-11, 2013
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
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 will 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: email@example.com