Some PCA members have inquired regarding the context of the PCA Governing Board's Statement of Academic Freedom. The organization adopted this statement especially to protect the journals from any institutional pressures in regards to speech codes and other measures that are a direct assault on academic freedom. If you look at our journals, you will know that we celebrate inclusivity. We would also like to share with you the famous Chicago Principles:   https://freeexpression.uchicago.edu/.

If you have any questions, please contact execdir@pcaaca.org.
The following areas are looking for new area chairs. All are invited to apply.
  • Gender Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Literature and Science

Below are some the major duties of all area chairs:
  • Send out Call for Papers (CFP) for your area
  • Respond promptly to submissions
  • Create topic sessions/panels from submissions
  • Submit created panels to the conference coordinator in the database
  • Stay in contact with your panelists (helps to ensure attendance)

 If you are interested in applying, send an email of interest along with a CV to David S. Silverman, VP for Programming and Area Chairs, at david.silverman@kwu.edu as soon as possible.
2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines
August 1, 2020————— Submission Page Goes Live
October 5, 2020————–Early Bird Registration Rate Begins
November 1, 2020———–Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
December 6, 2020———–Early Bird Registration Ends
December 7, 2020 ———-Regular Registration Begins
January 1, 2021————–Regular Registration Ends
January 2, 2021————–Late Registration Begins
January 20, 2021———– Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2021————Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-
registrants Dropped from Program
February 2, 2021———–Non-Presenters Registration Continues
March 31-April 3, 2021—-National Conference in Boston