Call for papers: Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption and Design

The theme of the The Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)  2012 conference (April 11-14, 2012 Spring Conference Boston) is Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design.

Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design is seeking paper proposals for oral presentation at the annual conference.

 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.  This year’s Boston conference should be exciting with papers on an enormous array of subjects. The deadline for proposing papers will be December 15, 2011.

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 join us in Boston April 11-14, 2012 for the National Conference. We will be staying at the fantastic Copley Place Marriott in downtown Boston.

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, 2011 to:

 Alphonso McClendon at

or Joseph H. Hancock, PhD at

 Alphonso McClendon, Co-Chair.

Joseph H. Hancock, II, PhD., Co-Chair and Vice-President of Area Chairs Drexel University  Westphal College of Media Arts and Design

3141 Chestnut Street

Nesbitt Hall Suite 603

33rd and Market Streets

Philadelphia , PA. 19104

Phone: 215-895-4937or 215-895-6993

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