Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2017 National Conference

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
  • Disneyland
  • 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 https://conference.pcaaca.org/ 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 http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

Any inquires should be directed to the area chair: