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British Popular Culture (Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association)

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Organization: Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
Event: Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
Categories: Postcolonial, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, British, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, World Literatures, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2024-03-27 to 2024-03-30 Abstract Due: 2023-11-30

We welcome presentations about any aspect of British Pop Culture, which includes not only the United Kingdom but may also include the Commonwealth, Canada, and Australia as well as any adaptations of works originating in these areas but translated/set outside of these countries. (For example, Hulu’s 2022 Fire Island is set in modern-day New York but is adapted from Jane Austen’s 18th century novel Pride and Prejudice). While other PCA areas have a more narrowed focus on aspects of British Popular Culture, our area encourages breadth and variety of medium and genre.  We consider popular culture to include films, documentaries, TV series, social media, literature, music, plays, comics, mythology/folklore, sociopolitical issues, food, clothing, etc. If you have an idea for something you aren’t sure will fit or is too niche, please feel free to email either co-chair to ask!

In the last couple of years, there have been presentations about Sanditon, Bridgerton, Emma, Frankenstein, Shelley, Home Fires, The Crown, Spencer, Downton Abbey, The Wicker Man, The Tempest, A Place to Call Home, James Bond, The Essex Serpent, The Streets, Jonny Greenwood, Shakespeare, King Arthur, and Merlin.

We welcome papers on the following new British Pop Culture pieces (which is not remotely exhaustive): Tom Jones, Lockwood & Co., Great Expectations, Becoming Elizabeth, Noelle, The Confessions of Frannie Langton, Hulu’s Fire Island, Netflix’s Persuasion, Mr. Malcolm’s List, The Nevers, Downton Abbey: A New Era, Operation Mincemeat, Last Night in Soho, Together, The Duke, Belfast, Death on the Nile, Dig, Gentleman Jack, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, and Pursuit of Love just to name a few.

We are seeking 15-20 minute presentations.

For individual presentations, please submit a title and 150-200 word abstracts. For panels or themed session proposals, each presenter should enter their own proposal; the chair should contact either co-chair with the title of the panel and the names of the presenters.

Please address any questions or concerns to either co-chair:

Anastasia Bierman, St. Charles Community College, anastasia.bierman@gmail.com

Dr. John Greenfield, McKendree University, jgreenfi@mckendree.edu


Important Dates to Remember

November 30, 2023 -- Deadline for Paper Proposals

December 15, 2023 -- Travel Grant Applications Due

December 31, 2023 -- Early Bird Registration Ends for Presenters

January 31, 2024 -- Regular Registration Ends for Presenters

February 10, 2024 -- Late Registration Ends for Presenters

*Those Presenters Not Registered by Feb. 10 Will Be Dropped From the Program


CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO, IL, March 27 - 30, 2024



Anastasia Bierman