Politics Portrayed in Electronic Print and Media

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Call for papers: 


Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers





Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, PA

Wednesday, April 15 to Saturday, April 18, 2020

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




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/ )


Travel and research grants are available: http://pcaaca.org/grants/


deadlines and pertinent dates


1 July, 2019                                 Database Opens for Submissions

1 October 2019                           Early Bird Registration Opens

1 November 2019                       Deadline for Paper Proposals

1 December 2019                       Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

1 January 2020                           Regular Registration Ends

1 February 2020                         Participants Not Registered Removed from Program

15-18 April 2020                         Philadelphia, PA

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