News and Updates From the Popular Culture Association
Virtual Conference Prep #7
Our Virtual Conference will take place June 2-5, 2021. For the best experience, Pathable recommends using Google Chrome when navigating the virtual conference - Safari and Firefox can have issues viewing webinars. All Mac laptop users MUST use Google Chrome to join the live webinars. Make sure you have the latest version. Update your website settings in your browser to allow pop-ups
We are pleased to announce that Robin Hershkowitz has joined the PCA staff as the Executive Assistant. Robin was the PCA Graduate Assistant for the past two years. Robin holds a Master's Degree in Popular Culture from Bowling Green State University and is a current doctoral candidate in American Culture Studies at BGSU. Her dissertation research focuses on comedy roasts as an American performance ritual. Robin will assist with all facets of the organization and has been instrumental in the planning of our first virtual conference.
You may have noticed our virtual conference rooms have Boston-related names. Even though we can't be in Boston this year, we are still celebrating the city as a past and future conference site!
Elsa Dorfman is a Boston artist known for her use of a large-format instant Polaroid camera. "Dorfman had the only privately owned, 240-pound accordion-like box instant Polaroid Land camera. Polaroid made only about a half dozen of them. Dorfman couldn't say why she would only work with this rare enormous camera with its fragile film and chemical pods that were hard to come by, especially after Polaroid went bankrupt twice in the 2000s and stopped selling instant film in 2009. She just knew that when she found the camera in 1980, she was smitten."
Coming Soon: PCA Elections
PCA Elections will happen in the next few weeks. Keep a lookout for voting information on our website and in your email.