PCA/ACA

Comics and Comic Art

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Accepts undergraduate submissions
Call for papers: 

Comics and Comic Art

Comics: Strips, Books, Graphic Novels, and Everything in Between

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Website.

 

The Comics and Comic Art Area of the Popular Culture Association invites all comics scholars to participate in the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, June 2-5, 2021.  Details of the conference can be found at pcaaca.org. Please note: If your abstract was accepted for the 2020 meeting and you would like to resubmit the same abstract, you are welcome to do so - but you do need to resubmit in order to be in the system and be placed on a panel.

 

The Comics and Comic Art Area of the Popular Culture Association offers a venue for scholars from across the country to share their research and exchange ideas on the growing field of comics scholarship.  Papers on all aspects of the medium are invited.

 

Past papers have covered mainstream, underground, and international comics; cartoons, comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels; comics in connection with film, television, and video games; writers, artists, and publishers; teaching comics at various levels; and writing and publishing comics scholarship.

 

This call asks for individual paper proposals or submissions for entire panels.  If you are submitting a panel, please make sure to note the members of your panel.   In addition to general papers, if a presenter would like to propose a special panel or roundtable discussion, please e-mail the chair so she can forward the request to the area mailing list and the Comics and Comic Art Facebook group. (All interested scholars are welcome to join the group.)

 

Papers should be delivered in 15-20 minutes.  The PCA limits presenters to one paper given at the conference, so if you are interested in presenting a paper in the Comics and Comic Art Area, do not submit a paper to another area.

 

All participants are eligible for the annual Inge Award for Comics Scholarship, awarded to the top paper presented in the Comics and Comic Art Area of the PCA. Student participants are eligible for the Lent Award for Comics Scholarship, awarded to the top paper presented by a student in the Comics and Comic Art Area of the PCA.

 

Scholars interested in presenting a paper at the national conference should submit a 100-200 word abstract and a short introductory bio (2-3 sentences) to  the PCA Website

 

Please send all inquires to the area chair:

Nicole Freim

nfreim@gmail.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

Nicole Freim