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, [email protected]


2023 Conference Dates and Deadlines

15 Aug-22                                            2022 Conference Information Available on Website
15 Sept-22 Submissions Open 
07 Oct-22 Early Bird Registration Begins
10 Jan-23 Deadline for Paper Proposals
4 Jan-23 Early Bird Registration Ends for Presenters
5 Jan-23 Regular Registration Begins for Presenters
19 Jan-23 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters
20 Jan-23 Late Registration Starts for Presenters
1 Feb-23 Late Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
10 Feb-23 Preliminary Schedule Available
17 Mar-23 Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
 5-8 April-23

conference in San ANTONIO, TX


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. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Submit a Paper Proposal for the 2023 PCA Conference: 

Submissions for paper proposals are now open. The submission deadline is December 20, 2022. Please be sure you read and understand all instructions, policies, and procedures before you submit your proposal.