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Call for papers: 

Animation Division

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2021 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

June 2-5, 2021

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

 

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

 

Come join some of the finest animation academics and working professionals in 2021!

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.

 

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.

 

Please send all inquiries to co-chairs:

 

David S. Silverman, Ph.D.

Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina, KS 67401

(785) 833-4389

david.silverman@kwu.edu

 

AND/OR

 

Peter Chanthanakone

peter@pixade.com

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
28-Feb-28 Deadline for Proposals
10-Apr-21 Presenter Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
11-Apr-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference
15-Apr-21 Preliminary Schedule Available

June 2-5, 2021 

Virtual Conference

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.  

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2021. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area chairs

David S. Silverman

Peter Chanthanakone