Call for Papers: Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design – PCA/ACA Boston, 2012

Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design is concerned with all areas and aspects of style, fashion, clothing, design, and related trends, as well as appearances and consumption using and/or including: historical sources, manufacturing, aesthetics, marketing, branding, merchandising, retailing,psychological/ sociological aspects of dress, body image, and cultural identities, in addition to any areas relating to purchasing, shopping, and the methods consumers construct identity.

It’s that time of year again! The Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association’s (PCA/ACA) April 11-14, 2012 Spring Conference is taking place in Boston this year and are now accepting papers from students, faculty and industry professionals. Papers from all methods and disciplines are welcome and innovative and new research, scholarship and creative works in the areas of fashion, design, the body and consumerism are encouraged!

I attended and presented in 2009 and highly recommend the experience. If interested,  email a short 50-word bio with contact information and an abstract of no more than 250 words by December 15, 2011 to:

Alphonso McClendon at or Joseph H. Hancock, PhD at

About This Author

Known as the “fashion publicist’s most powerful accessory,” (San Diego Union-Tribune) and the “West Coast ‘It’ girl of fashion PR,” (YFS Magazine) Crosby Noricks put fashion public relations on the digital map when she launched PR Couture in 2006. She is the author of Ready to Launch: The PR Couture Guide to Breaking into Fashion PR, available on Amazon. Crosby spends her time managing PR Couture and mentoring fashion publicists through PRISM and Instappable, as well as the biannual NYC workshop, Fashion PR Confidential. Occasionally, she opens up limited consulting spots for emerging brands through her signature offering, The Brand Elixir.