Education, Teaching and History Area due December 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Pop Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 

Popular Cultural Association/American Culture Association
Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture
Call for Papers

The Area of Education, Teaching, History and Popular Culture is now accepting submissions for the JOINT Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association with the PCA/ACA National Conference, San Antonio, TX, to be held April 20-23, 2011. The Conference will be held at the Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio (

Submissions that explore, connect, contrast, or otherwise address area themes of schooling and education, teaching throughout history, and/or their linkages to popular culture from all periods are desired from librarians, archivists, scholars, educators, and students at all levels. Sample topics for papers include, but are not limited to:
• Reflections/linkages between schooling and popular culture in the United States;
• The role of history in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States;
• The use(s) of popular culture in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States;
• How education has impacted pop culture/how popular culture has impacted education in the United States;
• Representations of schooling throughout popular culture's history in the United States;
• Cross-border/multinational examinations of popular culture and education;
• Multidisciplinary analyses of the interactions of schooling and popular culture.

To be considered, interested individuals should please send a proposal that includes contact information (including email, phone number, and professional affiliation/independent scholar status for all contributors) and an abstract of no more than 250 words (electronically preferred) e-mailed/ postmarked by December 15, 2010 to:

Dr. Edward Janak
Dept. 3374
College of Education
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766-3769

Decisions will be communicated within approximately two weeks of deadline. All presenters must be members of the American Culture Association or the Popular Culture Association by the time of the conference. For additional information about the conference, please visit the PCA/ACA website at