2021 Ray Browne Conference

The Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU is excited to announce the 2021 Ray Browne Conference:


Considering Conclusions: What Do We Learn When We Unpack the Popular?

March 5-6, 2021
Bowling Green State University



The Ray Browne Conference for Popular Culture Studies
Considering Conclusions: What Do We Learn When We Unpack the Popular?
March 5th and 6th 2021
Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library
Call For Papers


Though once the study of popular texts--the everyday people and things of modern culture--was off-limits for the legitimate scholar, today a scholarly investigation of the popular is made by a diverse community of scholars, within and beyond the liberal arts, whose discoveries offer insights, answers, and contributions to the questions at the core of a variety of fields.

The 2021 Ray Browne Conference for Popular Culture Studies aspires to display the diversity of popular culture studies today and seeks contributions from any scholar who defines what they probe as popular. Conference organizers ask these scholars: What do you unpack, what are you looking for, and what have you found?

Among the display this conference gathers, participants might together explore both the connections between their individual insights, answers, and contributions and ‘the popular’ the collective activities of popular culture studies scholars imagines.

Interested scholars should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to raybrowneconf@bgsu.edu. Submissions should include the presenter(s)’s name, affiliation, and title; the presentation title; and professional contact information for the presenter(s). Abstracts are due by December 31st, 2020.

The Ray Browne Conference for Popular Culture Studies is an annual graduate student organized conference that invites participants to consider the study of popular culture as an approach, proposal, and practice. Conference organizers seek contributions from undergraduates, graduates, established scholars, and professionals/enthusiasts.

The Ray Browne Conference for Popular Culture Studies is presented by the Bowling Green State University graduate student organization the Popular Culture Scholars Association.

The Popular Culture Scholars Association (PCSA) encourages the study of popular culture among the greater BGSU community; supports the professional development of BGSU POPC MA students; and links undergraduates, graduates, educators, and outside scholars in conversation.

Please contact raybrowneconf@bgsu.edu with any questions.

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