Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations

deadline for submissions: 
February 28, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association (PCA)
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations

PCA 2021 National Conference, June 2-5 (Virtual)

Popular Culture Association (PCA)



Our theme for this year focuses on cross-cultural adaptations. Globalization permeates every facet of our lives, and adaptation is certainly a facet of our lives! But more than simple imports, cross-cultural adaptations give us an opportunity to explore ever-shifting notions of national identity, class, history, and many other things. So what’s going on in the Chinese adaptation of Blood Simple, or the Indian adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, or the Japanese version of Unforgiven or the American remake of Oldboy (which was a Korean adaptation of a Japanese manga)? You tell us! Which is to say, we invite papers that consider any and all forms of cross-cultural adaptation.


As always, we consider “adaptation” as much a reading strategy as a way of constructing texts, or as much a way of looking at texts as a particular brand of texts. Thus, beyond the focus of this call, we also welcome papers on any and all aspects of what you read and conceive of as adaptation.


All paper topics will be considered. Please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to: http:/



Deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to February 28, 2021.


For conference information, please go to


Please send all inquiries to:


David L. Moody, Ph.D.

Area Chair/ Cultural Adaptations

Lake Erie College

Painesville, OH 44077

(440) 375-7178




13-Aug-20      Submission Page Goes Live

22-Oct-20        Early Bird Registration Begins

17-Dec-20       Deadline for Endowment Grant Applications                                    

06-Jan-21        Deadline for Proposals

01-Feb-21       Early Bird Registration Ends

01-Mar-21       Regular Registration Ends

02-Mar-21       Late Registration Begins

15-Mar-21       Preliminary Schedule Available

31-Mar-21       Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program

01-Apr-21       Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference




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


Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:

Requested by February 1: 100% refund

Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund

Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund

Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund

After Feb. 28: 0% refund


Membership fees are non-refundable.