PCA/ACA National

Why would I want the stress of giving a 15 minute presentation to a room full of professors?

  • To better qualify yourself for upper division (junior / senior) work and especially to better your chances of acceptance into graduate school (Master's, PhD, Law degree, or Medical School.)

What is PCA/ACA?

    PCA/ACA stands for the Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association.
  • The National conferences rotate to different areas of the US.
    • 2021 Boston
    • 2020 Philadelphia
    • 2019 Washington D.C.
    • 2018 Indianapolis
    • 2017 San Diego
    • 2016 Seattle (we skipped this one)
    • 2015 New Orleans
    • 2014 Chicago
    • 2013 Washington DC
  • PCA/ACA has over 100 subjects areas, but we tend to focus on the Science Fiction and Fantasy area.
  • However, a new subject area opened in called Disaster, Apocalypses & Catastrophes. which we may apply to in future conferences.

When is the conference?

  • The conference is always the four days preceding Easter Sunday.
  • April 17th-April 20th, 2019

Who can attend?

  • Anyone can submit abstracts in order to present at the conferences
  • Anyone can pay the guest fee and go as a guest For our campus, I only support those students and alumni who have had my Humanities Special themes in Apocalyptic Narratives or my Humanities Introduction to Literature.

Do I have to pay for this?

  • Sometimes
  • If you are under the age of 18, EFSC cannot pay for any part of your travel; you will have to cover your own costs.
  • If you are 18 or over by the time we travel, EFSC can pay part or all of your travel. We have a limited budget.
  • How much does it cost if I pay my own way?
    • Registration Fees, Airfare, Hotel between $900 to $1,500.

Where do I start?

  • Start by signing up for my Humanities Special Topics or my Introduction to Literature