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Call for papers: 


The PCA Film Area requests titles and brief abstracts for presentations on all aspects of film studies, including but not limited to studies of individual films; specific genre, actors, directors, screenwriters, themes, etc.; adaptation to (and from) film regarding any specific film or regarding any other media, such as the novel or short story, drama, TV series, comic books, and so on; sound and score; film history; film theory; film techniques; ideological, sociological, psychological, structural, and political aspects of film; and various national cinemas (that is, individual or characteristic films from, say, India or Japan, for example). 


The area frequently assembles 3-and 4-paper sessions on such general topics as Film Adaptation; Women in Film, Masculinity in Film, or Gender in Film; film noir, science fiction, westerns, and other film genre; specific directors and actors; foreign films and the cinema of specific nations; thematic content of all kinds; sex in films; violence in films; film history; film theory; cinematic techniques and strategies.



Please send all inquires to:

Donald E. Palumbo
English Dept.
East Carolina Univ.
Greenville, NC 27858

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines


August 1, 2019                Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 24, 2019        Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 13, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 5, 2020               Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2020             Presenter Late Registration Deadline at 11:59pm – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Non-presenters and retiree non-presenters registration continues
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

Donald E. Palumbo