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


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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

Crosby Noricks

Crosby Noricks

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. A decade later, Crosby is a successful fashion marketing strategist who spends her time championing PR Couture's growth and mentoring fashion publicists through her signature online course PRISM. Learn more about opportunities to work directly with Crosby at her website