CFP in Travel & Tourism at the Popular Culture Association 2021 National Conference in Boston

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Call for Papers
March 31, 2021 to April 3, 2021
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Humanities, Popular Culture Studies

CFP: Travel and Tourism Studies


Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

March 31-April 3, 2021


We are considering proposals for individual papers analyzing any aspect of travel and tourism. Proposals might focus on travel literature, the psychology of travel, the history of tourism, the pedagogy of travel, resorts/hospitality/eco-tourism, student learning and travel courses, animals and travel, tourists and tourism, LGBTQ travel, medical tourism, dark tourism, travel souvenirs, leisure travel or business travel, hotel/motel culture, automobile/ship/air/space trips, and just about anything to do with travel and tourism in popular culture. Do we travel toward something or travel away from something? Is tourism moral or immoral? Is travel a spiritual journey or a crass commercial commodity? Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four 15-minute presentations per standard session. All presenters must be members of PCA and register for the conference.


To submit your presentation, go to and follow the instructions for creating an account and then making your submission of a 100-word abstract. ALL submissions must be made through the PCA submission site.


Dates & Deadlines:

  • August 1, 2020:          Submission Page Goes Live
  • October 5, 2020:         Early Bird Registration Rate Begins
  • November 1, 2020:     Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
  • December 6, 2020:     Early Bird Registration Ends
  • December 7, 2020:     Regular Registration Begins
  • January 1, 2021:         Regular Registration Ends
  • January 2, 2021:         Late Registration Begins
  • January 20, 2021:       Preliminary Schedule Available
  • February 1, 2021:       Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm Non-registrants Dropped  from Program
  • February 2, 2021:       Non-Presenters Registration Continues
  • March 31-April 3, 2021:  National Conference in Boston


Contact Info: 

William E. Lenz, Chatham University, PCA Area Chair for Travel & Tourism

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