Grateful Dead Studies Association: PCA Conference

deadline for submissions: 
November 16, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Grateful Dead Studies Association



Boston Marriot Copley Place

June 2-5, 2021

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DEADLINE:  November 16, 2020

The Grateful Dead area invites scholars from all disciplines to join us for our first meeting in Boston 2021!

Academics, professionals, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit proposals for papers, sessions, discussion panels, and special sessions on any aspect of the Grateful Dead and their associated contexts.

The area welcomes presentations on the Grateful Dead’s music, lyrics, performance, audience, critical reception, and history, as well as their associated contexts, including psychedelic art, the counterculture, and fan studies. Proposals that address critical and theoretical perspectives are especially encouraged. Comparative analyses are welcome.

Sessions are 90 minutes. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Panel proposals should include 4 papers; discussion panels should include 4 to 6 participants.

The area encourages audio/visual presentations. We also meet informally in the evening will end the week with an area dinner.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to


Please include the following:

  • Panel Title
  • Name and contact information for the Panel Chair
  • Titles and abstracts of each paper
  • Contact information for each presenter

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.