CFP: PCA’s National Conference, Fashione, Style, Appearance, Consumption and Design Area

Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association’s Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design Area is seeking paper proposals for the annual conference.

Please join us in San Antonio, April 20-23, 2011 for the National Conference. We will be meeting with the Southwest/Texas regional at both the Marriott Rivercenter and Riverwalk hotels. We expect about 3,000 participants; it should be an exciting conference with papers on an enormous variety of subjects.

The deadline for proposing papers will be December 15, 2010.

Fashion, Style, Appearance,Consumption & Design is concerned with all areas and aspects of style, fashion, clothing, design, and related trends, as well as appearances and consumption using and/or including: historical sources, manufacturing, aesthetics, marketing, branding, merchandising, retailing, psychological/ sociological aspects of dress, body image, and cultural identities, in addition to any areas relating to purchasing, shopping, and the methods consumers construct identity.

Papers from all methods and disciplines are welcome! Innovative and new research, scholarship and creative works in the areas of fashion, design, the body and consumerism are encouraged!

Please email a short 50-word bio with contact information and an abstract of no more than 250 words of your proposal paper by December 15, 2010 to:

Joseph H. Hancock, PhD at


Alphonso McClendon at

Joseph H. Hancock, II, PhD.
Mr. Alphonso McClendon
Drexel University
Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
3141 Chestnut Street
Nesbitt Hall Suite 600
33rd and Market Streets
Philadelphia , PA. 19104
Phone: 215-895-6993

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  • jen thunder October 25, 2010 12.59 pm

    Oooh, thanks for sharing this with the internetz!
    I also thought the ‘Collecting, Collections, Collectibles’ area was also very exciting for material culture fashion folks


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