PCA/ACA

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 
01-Oct-21 Early Bird Registration Begins
15-Nov-21 Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
16-Dec-21 Early Bird Registration Ends; Regular Registration Begins
01-Jan-22 Regular Registration Ends
02-Jan-22 Preliminary Schedule Available
01-Feb-22 Registration for Presenters End; Those Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program
01-Apr-22 Online Non-presenter Registration Ends
April 13-16, 2022

PCA Conference in Seattle, WA

 

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 15, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

PCA National Conference Dates

April 13-16, 2022

 

Conference location

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Please do not make hotel reservations until we establish the individualized link for our room block. 

 

Submission Information

The submission deadline is November 15, 2021.

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Areas That Accept Undergraduate Submissions

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Conference Code of Conduct

 

 

Area chairs

Nicole Freim