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

Article: Latest Oregon uniforms reference Lewis and Clark and the Oregon Trail

From ESPN comes this article on the University of Oregon's new football uniforms based on the Lewis and Clark expedition. A close relationship with Nike has allowed them to field a constantly changing array of uniforms and these alternate uniforms will be in use for one game.

From the article

CFP: Essay Collection on The Hobbit in Fiction and Film (working title) with McFarland publisher

COMPARING JACKSON’S The Hobbit FILMS TO TOLKIEN’s NOVEL: : Text into Film   Edited by Dr. Janice M Bogstad

 Call for papers for an essay collection -12-15 essays of 6000-8,000 words in length.

The deadline for receipt of an abstract, for consideration, is December 1, 2015. Final manuscripts are due March 1, 2016 with encouragement for earlier submission.  Contact me to discuss exceptions.

New Book! On the Edge of the Panel: Essays on Comics Criticism

On the Edge of the Panel: Essays on Comics Criticism

Edited by Julio Cañero and Esther Claudio

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, August 2015

A selection of papers from the First International Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain, the essays reflect a variety of approaches to comics imaging strokes and words in having produced an immensely rich expression over time. They include consideration of experimental works and previously marginalized genres and themes as well as (perceived) limits of theories.

PCA National Conference Game Studies Deadline is October 1

The Game Studies area of the National Popular Culture Association would like to remind you that this year's deadline for proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies is October 1st. This is earlier than previous years so please don't miss out because you lost track of this.

The organizers seek proposals and papers covering all aspects of gaming, gaming culture and game studies.  Proposals can address any game medium (computer, social, console, tabletop, etc) and all theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome.