CFP: Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption and Design

Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association’s (PCA/ACA)

Proposals due: October 1, 2015
Conference held: March 21 – 25, 2016 in Seattle, WA

Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design is seeking paper proposals for oral presentation at the annual conference. The conference will be held at the Seattle Sheraton and early reservations are recommended due to room-block maximums. Oral presentations will take place Tuesday through Friday.

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.

The PCA/ACA is highly regarded in the academy with well over 5,000 academic oral presentations given internationally, two top-tier journals (The Journal of
American Culture and Journal of Popular Culture), and over 3,000 members. Proposals of no more than 250 words must be submitted via the conference site along with a 50-word bio. Multiple submissions are not allowed. Travel grants are available.

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