POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION Eastern European Studies Special Topics Area

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Call for Papers
June 2, 2021 to June 5, 2021
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, Communication, Film and Film History, Literature, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

Eastern European Studies Special Topics Area


Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers





Boston Marriot Copley Place

Wednesday, June 2 to 5, 2021

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org


For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/


DEADLINE:  November 16, 2020


Join Eastern European academics and professionals in Boston 2021!


We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers related to popular culture in Eastern Europe. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit.


Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to http://conference.pcaaca.org.


 (Although the site is pretty user friendly, find general instructions at

http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/ )


Travel and research grants are available: http://pcaaca.org/grants/


Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged.


Please include the following:


Panel Title

Name and contact information for the Panel Chair

Titles and abstracts of each paper

Contact information for each presenter


All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.


Here is the schedule of deadlines and pertinent dates:


12 August                               Database Opens for Submissions

12 October                              Early Bird Registration Opens

16 November                          Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment Grants

31 December                           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

1 January                                 Regular Registration Begins

31 January                               Regular Registration Ends

1 February                               Late Registration Begins

1 February 2021                      Preliminary Program Available

28 February 2021                    Late Registration Ends: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program at end of the day

1 March 2021                          Non-presenters Registration opens

2 – 5 June 2021                       National Conference in Boston

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund


Please send all inquiries to co-chairs:


Olga Silverman





David S. Silverman


Contact Info: 

David S. Silverman, Ph.D.

Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina, KS 67401

(785) 833-4389

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