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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.

Recent Content

CFP: Race and Yoga journal, inaugural issue

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Call For Papers: Race and Yoga journal

The University of California Press’s e-scholarship division will publish the inaugural issue of the journal Race and Yoga. Race and Yoga is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary academic journal committed to critical examinations of the history and practice of yoga in the West. The journal will feature research-based articles, editorials, and reviews of books, films, and art exhibits. The journal will be published annually beginning in 2015.

Historians at the Movies: AHA Staff Reviews the Oscar Nominees

What happens when historians go to the movies? Like everyone else, we kick back and enjoy two hours immersed in a story. However, there are certain tendencies that are difficult to turn off: the impulse to analyze the timeline of events, a heightened awareness of anachronism, and concerns about the representation of characters, to name a few. As film is ultimately subjective interpretation, historians, perhaps, will never be completely satisfied upon leaving the big screen. But we do come away with some interesting insights.

CFP Queer and Gender Area, POPCAANZ Conference

Papers that address issues of sexuality and/or gender in relation to popular culture are invited for the Queer and Gender Area at the 6th Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference. The conference will take place in Wellington, New Zealand, 29 June-1 July 2015. Please submit an 150 word abstract and 100 word bio by March 1, 2015  to gender@popcaanz.com. Further info about the conference can be found here: http://popcaanz.com/conference-information-2015/

CFP: The Monsters and the Monstrous Journal

The Monsters and the Monstrous Journal Current Call for Submissions:

Volume 5, Number 1 (Summer 2015), Fairy Tale Monsters / Monstrous Fairy Tales

This special issue of the Monsters and the Monstrous Journal proposes to discuss the ideas of fairy tale monsters and monstrous fairy tales and explore how fairy tale monsters are defined, (re)created and (re)visioned.

CFP Update: Third Annual FANS Conference

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.