PCA/ACA

Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Studies

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Call for papers: 

GAY, LESBIAN, AND QUEER STUDIES

 

Call For Proposals: Papers, Panels, Special Sessions (roundtables, screenings, etc.)

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia PA

April 15-18, 2020

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

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

 

DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 1, 2019

 

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.  As always, proposals addressing any topic at the intersection of culture and queerness are welcome.

 

This year, we are especially eager to receive proposals concerning the future of LGBTQ rights, queer people and politics (particularly the 2020 U.S. elections), and queer representation in media and the press.

 

Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please contact:

 

Bruce E. Drushel, Ph.D.

Professor & Chair

Department of Media, Journalism & Film

Miami University

Oxford OH  45056

(513) 529-3526

drushebe@miamioh.edu

 

To submit your panel or presentation, go to http://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 Professor Drushel to assemble them into a panel.  You should also contact Professor Drushel for help in submitting roundtable discussions.

 

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.

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