Protest Issues and Actions
The protest Issues and Actions section of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks proposals for its annual paper sessions at the 2011 PCA Conference to be held in San Antonio, Texas April 20-23, 2011. Any disciplinary approach may be used to examine protest, past or present in a local, regional, national or international sessing. Using a broad interpretation of protest, papers may focus on the works of specific writers or artists, the history of a specific movement, protest or action, as well as the rhetoric, politics, impact and sociology of specific protest movements. Past topics have included studies of how poetry, music, dance, theater, art, symbols and symbolic actions play a role in protest; and specific protests by environmental,antiwar, women's rights, gay rights, African-American and many other groups in the U.S., Europe, Africa and South America.