The 2nd Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
We invite proposals for papers and/or panels on theories of popular culture, research methods in popular culture, the teaching of popular culture, and any epiphenomena of popular culture, past or present.
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 particularly interested in featuring papers from scholars and/or producers and practitioners of popular cultural phenomena from the humanities, the arts, and the sciences.
To that end, we are interested in continuing to promote work in:
Film & Television
Race, Gender, Class & Ability Studies
We also seek to broaden the scope of our conversations by encouraging and promoting panels that draw from fields frequently under-represented in Popular Culture Conferences such as (but certainly not limited to):
Medieval & Early Modern Texts
Science in/as Popular Culture
Food and Beverage Cultures
Non-mass Mediated Entertainment
Sport & Game Studies
Politics in/of Popular Culture
Tourism Industries and Theory
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.
The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2012. The conference organizers will endeavour to contact all potential participants by mid-February, 2012.
Please send proposals (or any press/media inquiries) to the conference co-chairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stuart Henderson, History, McMaster University
Katja Lee, English & Cultural Studies, McMaster University
Scott Henderson, Communication, Popular Culture & Film, Brock University
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