PCA/ACA National Conference: BDSM/Kink/Fetish Studies: Chicago, IL April 16-19, 2014 (Deadline Nov. 1, 2013)

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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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We are interested in any and all topics about or related to the study of BDSM, sexual kink, or sexual fetishes in all genres, all media, all countries, all kinds, and all eras.

All representations of BDSM, Kink, and fetishes in popular culture (fiction, stage, screen—large or small, commercial, advertising, music, song, dance, online, real life, etc.), from anywhere and any-when, are welcome topics of discussion.

We also welcome any academic discussion of the real-life practice of BDSM, sexual kink, or sexual fetishes, as well as the lived experiences of people identifying as kinky.

We will consider proposals for individual papers, sessions organized around a theme, and special panels. Sessions are scheduled in one-hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers per standard session.

Submit a one-page (200-300 words) proposal or abstract by Nov. 1 via the link: http://pcaaca.org/bdsmkinkfetish-studies/.

Please send all inquires to:

Michelle Martinez

Sam Houston State University