PCA/ACA

Politics Portrayed in Electronic Print and Media

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Call for papers: 

 

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2020 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, PA

Wednesday, April 15 to Saturday, April 18, 2020

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

 

DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 1, 2019

 

Come to the city where political communicators and the history of their relations with the media are often controversial and contested, sometimes congenial, but never boring.

 

Proposals will be considered for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1½-hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit. Discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged. All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.

 

ACA/PCA is committed to an interdisciplinary approach. Papers that examine particular political campaigns or individuals/operations, the use of electronic and print media either to report on or to promote political events and issues, political language, the use of new media technology such as cell phones/mobiles and the web are some areas of particular interest. Studies that focus on US presidential primaries and previous elections are also welcome. Studies may include press coverage, cartoons, and the response to the electoral process in film and literature. We also welcome studies on the participation of women, gays, Trans genders, African Americans, and minorities in politics

Interested individuals should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to the database at http://conference.pcaaca.org.

 

Queries should be sent to Dr. Hassencahl. The website for online submissions opens July 1, 2019.

Dr. Fran Hassencahl, Chair
Politics Portrayed in Electronic and Print Media.
Department of Communication & Theatre Arts
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
phone: 757-683-3828 or757-683-3835
fax, 757-683-4700
e-mail: fhassenc@odu.edu

(Although the site is pretty user friendly, find general instructions at

http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/ )

 

 

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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