Ecology & Culture

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Conference Submission page
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules



The Ecology and Culture Area of the Popular Culture/American Culture Association is soliciting papers on Perspectives on Landscapes and Culture for the 2018 conference in Indianopolis, IN.

Wednesday, March 28–Saturday, March 31, 2018


How do landscapes, whether natural or built, affect human behavior and perspectives?  Is there a relationship between landscape and culture?  What role does non-human life play in the health of the landscape  (animals, insects, birds, rivers, trees, soil, etc).  How will climate change affect the interplay of landscape and culture? Are there connections between landscapes and health–either human or non-human health?

Abstracts of papers exploring landscape and culture connection on any of the following or related topics are welcome.

  • Geographically specific landscapes
  • Types of landscape (forest, desert, urban, etc)
  • Landscape and visual art (paintings, photography, film, for example)
  • Landscape and literature
  • Landscape and climate
  • Landscape and nature
  • Landscape and health
  • Landscape and aesthetics
  • Landscape and religion or spirituality
  • Landscape and social issues
  • Landscape and history

Please submit a 250 word abstract to The PCA Conference Submission page.  The deadline for proposal submissions is October 1st, 2017.

Please send all inquiries to:

Margaret O’Shaughnessey
Area Chair, Ecology and Culture
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Telephone: (919) 962-4039