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Call for papers: 

DANCE AND DANCE CULTURE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Area Chairs: Jen Atkins and Celeste Landeros

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers, and other formats welcome

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 15-18, 2020

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

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

 

DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 1, 2019

 

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 Dance Culture area of the national PCA 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. 

 

For Additional Information, Please Contact

Jen Atkins: jatkins@fsu.edu or Celeste Landeros: clanderos@barry.edu

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

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 Dance 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, studios, and archives. If you have any ideas about how we can experience dance in Philadelphia, 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 November 15, 2019. 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 December 1 (last date to register is January 2).

 

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.

 

 

 

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully  registered for the conference.


Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.

Area chairs

jen-atkins-7424

celeste-landeros-7572