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Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Wednesday, March 28, to Saturday, March 31, 2018
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2017
Come join some of the finest animation academics and working professionals in Indianapolis 2018!
We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit.
Proposals which consider the diversity of animation in relation to popular culture are welcomed. Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to:
Animated adaptations, comics and animation, propaganda, public information, advertising, animated television series, animation for education, animation history, animation aesthetics, gender issues, animation studios, online animation, comedy, documentary, South Park, Adult Swim, the work of Matt Groening, CGI/animated special effects, anime, or any aspect of animation production.
Screening times are made available to view your source material, as well as to screen new animation that you create. We also host nightly screenings and end the week with an all-animation dinner.
Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to http://conference.pcaaca.org.
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Travel and research grants are available: http://pcaaca.org/grants/
Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged.
Please include the following:
- Panel Title
- Name and contact information for the Panel Chair
- Titles and abstracts of each paper
- Contact information for each presenter
All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.
Here is the schedule of deadlines and pertinent dates:
1 July Database Opens for Submissions
1 October Registration Opens
1 October Deadline for Paper Proposals
15 November Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
1 December Preliminary Program Available
15 December “Drop Dead”: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program
1 January 2018 Final Program to the Publisher
28-31 March 2018 Indianapolis!
Please send all inquires to co-chairs:
David S. Silverman
Kansas Wesleyan University
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 827-5541 ext. 5227
University of Iowa