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Comics and Comic Art

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Accepts undergraduate submissions

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

 

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, April 13-16, in Seattle, WA.  Details of the conference can be found at pcaaca.org.

 

The Comics and Comic Art Area of the PCA offers a venue for comics scholars from across the globe 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; editorial / political cartoons, comic strips, comic books, manga, 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.)

 

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.

 

Submission requirements: Scholars interested in presenting a paper at the national conference should submit a 200 word abstract and a short introductory bio (2-3 sentences) to the PCA database.  The deadline is November 15th, 2021.  Undergraduate papers accepted (see policy on the site).

 

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.

 

Please send all inquiries to the area chair:

Nicole Freim

nfreim@gmail.com

 

 

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01 Sept-21 Submissions Open 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

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.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Area chairs

Nicole Freim