Punk Culture

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

Call for Papers:

Punk Culture

Punk emerged in the mid-70s as a musical, aesthetic, cultural, and political reaction to the peace and love of the 60s counterculture and the excessiveness of the 70s rock scene. Rooted in the garage rock developed in the US, UK, and Australia, punk bands created fast, raw, and visceral music that often featured political or anti-establishment lyrics. Punk also embodied a DIY (do it yourself) ethic, which manifested in self-produced albums, guerilla marketing techniques, and an array of experimentation in fashion and body modification.

By late 1976, punk began to spread around the globe, taking root in local scenes that tended to reject association with the mainstream. However, by 1980 punk already began to morph into a multitude of subgenres and more radical forms of musical experimentation. Nevertheless, the punk legacy lives on in many forms as a celebration of rebellion, distinctive personal style, DIY ethic, and a constellation of anti-establishment, anti-corporate, anti-assimilationist ideologies. Punk music and the punk ethos continue to rise around the globe as a call to arms for the disenfranchised, marginalized, exploited, and underserved.


Papers from all disciplines utilizing all methodologies are welcome. Appropriate topics related to Punk Lifestyle may include, but are not limited to:

  • History of Punk
  • Punk in Popular Culture (including fashion, literature, and art)
  • Punk/DIY Ethics
  • Punk Subculture
  • Punk Influences Today
  • Punk Pedagogy/Punk in Education
  • Punk-inspired work on authenticity, identity, cultural appropriation, etc.


Please submit your abstract online by October 1,  2017

To submit your proposal online: Go to http://conference.pcaaca.org/. Instructions for logging in and submitting proposals appear on the home screen of the site. Instructions are available also here: http://conference.pcaaca.org/help/conference/submitting-proposals-conference

Note: If you wish to submit a complete panel or a roundtable session, you must submit those directly to the Subject Area Chair:
Kevin D. Egan, PhD
Pennoni Honors College
Drexel University