CFP: The Sixties, Popular Culture Association 2023 conference

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Call for Papers
December 20, 2022
United States
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Social History / Studies, Political History / Studies



Call for proposals: Papers, Sessions, Panels 

Popular Culture Association Annual Conference 

April 5-8, 2023 in San Antonio, TX


The Sixties area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of popular culture from the era. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

  • Film, television, radio, and other media (underground press, posters, etc.) 
  • Analysis of influential books/authors or arts/artists 
  • Religion and spirituality 
  • Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll 
  • Music and fashion, as cultural expression and/or consumer culture 
  • New social arrangements e.g. communes, back to the land movement 
  • 1968 or other significant dates, places, or events, e.g. Days of Rage, etc. 
  • Countercultural movements—hippies, Diggers, SDS, Black Panther Party, White Panther Party, etc. 
  • Politics and protests of the era e.g. Civil Rights, Vietnam 
  • Race and gender issues e.g. the 1968 Olympic Project for Human Rights, NOW 
  • Media representations of and reactions to all of the above 
  • Rock music, the counterculture, or other developments in international/global contexts (i.e. outside the US and UK) 
  • The ongoing significance of the decade in contemporary society and culture
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: December 20, 2022. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by January 1, 2023.
For individual papers, please submit a title and 150-250-word abstract.
Inquiries about possible papers or proposals for round table sessions or full panels are also welcomed and encouraged. For themed paper sessions, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation and then contact the area chair to assemble them into a panel.
All proposals should be submitted online via the PCA/ACA website: More information about the submission process can be found here:
All presenters must be current members of the PCA in order to submit, and must register for the conference in order to present.
More detailed information about deadlines, dates, the submission process (including links to submit), applications for grants, and other matters can be found at
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about topics, process, or the conference in general.
Contact Info: 
Kevin M. Moist
Associate Professor of Communications
Communications Program Chair
Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
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