Law and Popular Culture Call for Papers

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November 1, 2019
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Contemporary History, Human Rights, Intellectual History, Law and Legal History

The Law Area of the Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association invites papers and presentations on all aspects of law and popular culture for the National Conference in Philadelphia on April 15-18, 2020; topics may include, but are not limited to: representations of the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and current cases and controversies, in popular culture; pop culture depictions of civil and criminal law, including representations of federal, state, and local law enforcement; images of law and outlaws in film, and television, including “Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood,” “Stranger Things,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Godless,” and any other film or series; images of law and outlaws in music, especially papers that comparatively examine the way different musicians or genres depict law and justice. We welcome submissions on all historical, interdisciplinary, and contemporary topics related to representations of the justice system and legal practice, including work in the field of law and literature. Scholars, educators, legal professionals, and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals on any topic in law and popular culture.


Submit your paper or presentation proposal to the Chair of the Law and Popular Culture Area at

The proposal should include an abstract of more than 250 words, and complete contact information (name, presenter’s institutional affiliation, and e-mail address).

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