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General Description

Studies in Popular Culture
is the refereed journal of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association in the South. The editor invites the submission of articles dealing with any aspect of American or international, contemporary or historical, popular culture. Studies in Popular Culture is published triannually, with two issues appearing in October and one in April. The second October issue, developed under separate editorship, is devoted to Studies in American Culture.

Studies in Popular Culture publishes articles on popular culture however mediated: through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events--any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Its contributors, from the United States, Canada, France, Israel, and Australia, include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in mass communications, philosophy, literature, and religion.

Studies in Popular Culture is published by the Popular Culture Association in the South and indexed in the PMLA Annual Bibliography. All members of the Association receive Studies in Popular Culture, as do a growing number of libraries. Yearly membership is $40.00 (International: $45.00). Write to the Executive Secretary, Diane Calhoun-French, Academic Dean, Jefferson Community College-SW, Louisville, KY 40272, for membership, individual issues, back copies, or sets.

Submission Policy & Guidelines

  1. Direct submissions and editorial queries to editor Rhonda V. Wilcox, Humanities Division, Gordon College, Barnesville, GA 30204, via email:

  2. Send submissions as Microsoft word attachments (.doc, not .docx).

  3. Submissions should normally be approximately 5000 to 6500 words long, including notes and bibliography.

  4. Studies in Popular Culture is indexed in the annual MLA International Bibliography, and MLA documentation is preferred, but authors may use documentation appropriate to the field except for the following notation:

  5. Notes should be endnotes, NOT footnotes, and should NOT be embedded.

  6. Authors should secure all necessary copyright permissions before submitting material.

  7. An interdisciplinary journal, SIPC gives preference to submissions which demonstrate familiarity with the body of scholarly work on popular culture but which avoid the jargon associated with certain single-discipline studies.


Rhonda Wilcox, Division of Humanities, Gordon College


Submissions  relating to American culture should be directed to:

Robert L. McDonald, Editor, Studies in American Culture,


Backordering Issues


Sets of Volumes I-XIX (1977-1997) of Studies in Popular Culture are available. Call or write:

    The Executive Secretary, Diane Calhoun-French, Academic Dean, Jefferson Community College-Southwest, Louisville, Kentucky 40272, Phone (502) 935-9840, ext. 3201,
The complete set: $295.00 (individuals) $400.00 (institutions) Individual issues: $10.00


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