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 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

Virtual conference


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 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Area chairs

Bridgette Colaco

Nicole Freim