Indian Culture, Art & Media

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Indian Culture, Art & Media: India is a country that offers a cornucopia of myriad aesthetics, from Bollywood films, posters, billboards, to its cities/streets, bazaars, localities, visual contemporary/modern art, dance, music, and mass media/TV screen, and other aspects.


This area of the PCA/ACA conference provides a scholarly forum, a site of creative, intellectual, and cultural exchange to share and disseminate research about “Indian Culture, Art & Media.” Broadly defined, the area includes all forms and styles of art, media (visual art, dance, music and film) from all times and geographic locations that engage with issues, ideas and practices related to Indian aesthetics, and culture.


Scope: We welcome and invite scholars to submit proposals for panel sessions/roundtable, individual presentations that engage with issues, ideas and practices related to Indian aesthetics and culture, especially topics that would stimulate a dialogue across a variety of disciplines. The connection between Indian popular visual culture, imagery (broadly defined), the social processes and art forms intertwine with representation, identity, production, consumption and the growing popularity of Indianness.


Examples of recent presentations in this area :

1) “Small Screen India: An Analysis of Dev Shah and Rajesh Koothrapalli.” Author: Indroneil Bir Biswas.

2) “Through Motifs and Mise-en-scène: Decoding the ‘Naye Zamaane Ki Ladki’ of Mumbai’s ‘Daily Soaps.” Author Sreenidhi Krishnan.

3) “I’m not a Rebel Without a Cause: Advocating Harmful Masculinity in Kabir Singh.”Author: Sirsha Nandi.


Submission requirements: Please submit Abstracts or Proposals of 250 words or fewer through the PCA website along with a 50-word bio with contact information.

All presenters must register for the conference.

Undergraduate papers are not accepted.


Contact Area Chair:

Bridgette Colaco, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Officer

Department of Journalism and Communication,

Troy University, Troy, AL 36082

(334)-670-3205, bcolaco@troy.edu


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.

Submit a Presentation

Purchase a Membership

Purchase Registration (coming soon)

Grants and Awards (coming soon)

Areas That Accept Undergraduate Submissions

All Subject Areas

Conference Code of Conduct



Area chairs

Bridgette Colaco

Nicole Freim