DANCE AND CULTURE CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Area Chairs: Jen Atkins and Celeste Landeros
Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers, and other formats welcome
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
W. Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana
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
To submit your panel or presentation, go to https://conference.pcaaca.org/ and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission. ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site. For individual papers, please submit a title and 100-word abstract. For themed paper sessions, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation and the chair should contact either Dance Area Co-Chair to assemble them into a panel.
The “Dance and Culture” area of the national PCA/ACA solicits proposals on all areas of dance and culture in the Americas and/or dance in popular culture worldwide. All methods of inquiry welcome. However, given the interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary membership of the associations, participants are encouraged to consider interdisciplinary connections of their research, 21st century innovations in the field of dance, and the diverse interests of their potential audience.
Presenters may deliver only one formal paper, but they may also participate as a panel chair, discussant, or respondent. If you are interested in assisting in an additional capacity, please email either Dance Area Co-Chair. All presenters must be members of either the Popular Culture Association (PCA) or the American Culture Association (ACA) in the year that they participate.
Full conference information, including registration, key deadlines, local arrangements, and tentative conference programming can be found at pcaaca.org/national-conference.
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The national PCA/ACA sponsors an annual convention at which papers, presentations, and activities in all areas of American culture and of world popular culture are explored through formal scholarly panels, roundtable discussions, film showings, keynote addresses and receptions, and an exhibition hall of publishers and acquisition editors. Last year the conference drew more than 2,000 participants; it featured more than 500 interdisciplinary panels.
In the past ten years, the Dance and Culture area has directly sponsored or co-sponsored 10 to 15 panels over the four-day conference. Topic areas that have been represented include: the dancing body in new and emerging technologies; representations in film, television, and media; cultural, political and social commentary; popular music; gender studies; maintenance, evolution, and transmittal of traditional dance forms around the globe and new directions in the performing arts in the 21st century. We are committed to connecting with the local dance scene in our host cities, inviting local speakers, and planning outings to local performances. If you have any ideas about how we can experience dance in Indianapolis, let us know! Performance, lecture/demo, and other innovative format proposals are also welcome.
To submit a proposal online, please have the following information ready to input:
- Title(s) [for group: panel title if more than one presentation or paper is included in proposal, as well as each individual title]
- Name(s) of participant(s) as they want them displayed in the conference program book, including institutional affiliation or listing as an independent scholar
- Short bio/background of each participant (not more than about 50 words)
- Full contact information for each participant (mailing address and email – email is essential, as most conference information is communicated by email and online)
- Abstract of paper or panel or session (not more than 250 words)
- Format (e.g., individual paper of 20 minutes for a panel of 3 or 15 minutes for 4 papers, roundtable discussion, lecture/demonstration, etc.):
- AV Needs: IMPORTANT! The conference organizers provide ONLY a DVD Player and TV display/monitor in each of the presentation rooms. Internet may be available but the associations ask us to have a back up plan in case the connection speed is slow or interrupted. MAC users: you need to bring your own adapter. International visitors: If you burn a DVD, you should ensure that Region 1 coding or Region 0 is chosen.
- Special space needs, if any.
Submissions will receive responses by October 15. You MUST be available to attend all four days of the conference; special scheduling requests cannot be accommodated. To appear in the conference program, you must pre-register for the conference. Discounted registration rates available until November 15 (last date to register is December 15).
Awards for Graduate Students and International Participants: The two associations sponsor a small number of competitive awards for graduate students and international presenters from any discipline who are presenting at the annual convention. More information is available at: http://pcaaca.org/journal-awards.