Cultural Adaptations

deadline for submissions: 
December 5, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association (PCA)
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Cultural Adaptations

PCA 2022 National Conference, PCA Annual Conference

April 13-16, 2022 (Virtual Conference)/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 is December 5, 2021.


For conference information, please go to


Please send all inquiries to:


David L. Moody, Ph.D.

Area Chair/ Cultural Adaptations

Board Chair/PCA

Lake Erie College

Painesville, OH 44077

(440) 375-7178

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines


01Aug-21        2022 Conference Information Available on Website

01 Sept-21       Submissions Open 

05 Dec-21       Deadline for Paper Proposals

31 Dec-21       Early Bird Registration Ends

01 Jan-22        Regular Registration Begins

28 Feb-22        Regular Registration Ends

01 Mar-22       Late Registration Begins; Registration for Presenters End; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program

31 Mar-22       Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters




All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   The last day for all refunds is February 10, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.