Call for Papers Deadline October 1

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Call for Papers
October 1, 2016
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Fine Arts, Popular Culture Studies


Call for Papers
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
2017 National Conference
Marriott Marina, San Diego, CA — April 12 to 15

Deadline for Submissions: October 1, 2016

The Popular Art, Architecture & Design area is concerned with the aesthetics, the history, and the theory of popular culture in the everyday world of the past, the present, and the future. Scholars from disciplines including Architecture, Art History, Fine Art, Museum Studies, Industrial Design, and Interior Design are invited to submit abstracts for papers or proposals for panels, and papers from graduate students are welcome.

At previous conferences the topics have included, but were certainly not limited to:
World Fairs
Neon signs
graphic design
the architecture of Tadao Ando
Edward Durell Stone
Sandy Skoglund and Gregory Crewdson’s visions of suburbia
railroad stations
sardine can art
portrait miniatures
Kara Walker’s silhouettes
Vietnamese shop-houses
mobile homes
shopping malls
Hopalong Cassidy merchandise
Superman and Art Deco
the art of Howard Finster
placemaking versus traveling

It is a broad area indeed, so think creatively!

To submit an abstract, go to and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission. All submissions must be made through the conference submission site.

Please submit a title and an abstract of no more than 150 words by October 1, 2016.
Be sure to proofread your name, title, and abstract closely as this text will become part of the program should your proposal be selected.

For conference information, go to

Any inquires should be directed to the area chair:

Dr. Jennifer Streb
Associate Professor of Art History
Curator, Juniata College Museum of Art
Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA 16652

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