Welcome to H-PCAACA, a member of the H-NET Humanities Online initiative. H-PCAACA encourages scholarly collaboration and discussion about popular, American and world cultures. This network, affiliated with The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, also serves as an invitation for scholars and graduate students to join the activities of these internationally recognized organizations.

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Recent Content

CFP: For and Against Practice: Approaches to Teaching Professional Writing (NeMLA 2020)

This roundtable will provide a forum for participants to discuss and analyze their experiences and offer suggestions for teaching the multi-major professional writing course, more commonly referred to as simply “business writing” or “professional writing.” We especially welcome presentations that speak to and offer strategies targeting one of our three major concerns with the course: its decontextualized state, its reliance on non-neutral codes of professionalism, and the lack of pedagogical support often given to its instructors.

Cub Reporters: American Children's Literature and Journalism in the Golden Age

Cub Reporters: American Children's Literature in the Golden Age is now available from SUNY Press. Cub Reporters considers the intersections between children’s literature and journalism in the United States during the period between the Civil War and World War I. American children’s literature of this time subverts the idea of news.

NeMLA CFP: Barbarians Within: Constructing the Barbaric Other in Speculative Fiction

Hi all! The deadline for submissions to NeMLA, in Boston this year, is fast approaching (it's Sept. 30). Please consider submitting an abstract for Barbarians Within: Constructing the Barbaric Other in Speculative Fiction. You can see the description below, and submit on the website at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17897. I would love to see your ideas! We welcome submissions from any field of study, whether you work on literature, film, the internet, video games, whatever. 


Now Accepting Applications: The World Wings International, Inc. Research Grant

The World Wings International, Inc. Research Grant

Since its first international flight in 1927, Pan Am positioned itself as a world leader in American commercial aviation. Formed in 1959, World Wings International, Inc. (WWI) is an association of former Pan Am flight attendants that now dedicates itself to charitable activities.  This collection includes the administrative records of the organization as well as scrapbooks, photographs, membership and annual meetings files, correspondence, and financial records.

CFP: Identity and Language in Latin American and Caribbean Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction (NeMLA 2020)

Language has always played a key role in the shaping and sharing of identities. Not only does it have the power to create community among people coming from different geographical locations, but most importantly it influences the way we perceive and make sense of the world. For these reasons, the use of language in science fiction —a genre that offers a critical space for "registering tensions related to the defining of national identity and the modernization process" (Ferreira, 2011)— is important as it enables readers to explore alternative realities.