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
The Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks individual-papers and panel proposals for presentation at the National Conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association.
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 aesthetics, gender issues, animation studios, online animation, comedy, documentary, South Park, the work of Matt Groening, CGI/animated special effects, anime.
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://ncp.pcaaca.org . (Although the site is pretty user friendly, find general instructions at
Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged.
Please include the following:
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 2016 Final Program to the Publisher
15 February 2016 Conference schedule and program available
21-25 March 2016 Seattle!
Please send all inquires to co-chairs:
David S. Silverman
Kansas Wesleyan University
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 827-5541 ext. 5227
University of Iowa