Politics Portrayed in Electronic Print and Media

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Accepts undergraduate submissions

Come to San Antonio the home of the Alamo, Historic Market Square, four Spanish colonial missions, and the Riverwalk for shopping and dining. We are excited to return to an in-person conference in 2023.


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 and undergraduate students are all encouraged to submit. Discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also welcome. All potential presenters must be members of the PCA at the time of submission of abstracts for consideration. If your proposal is accepted, you must register for the conference.


ACA/PCA is committed to an interdisciplinary approach. Papers that examine 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 areas of particular interest. Studies that focus on US presidential primaries and earlier 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, Transgenders, African Americans, and minorities in politics


Interested individuals should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to the database at https://conference.pcaaca.org.


Queries should be sent to Dr. Hassencahl.


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 or 757-683-3835
fax, 757-683-4700
e-mail: [email protected]


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. 






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