Rhetoric, Composition, and Popular Culture

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Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers 
Philadelphia, PA – Downtown Marriott on Market Street Wednesday, April 15, 2020 to Saturday, April 18, 2020 DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 24, 2019 
For information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org 
Abstracts of papers, individual proposals, and/or panel proposals dealing with any topics at the intersections of rhetoric, composition and American or popular culture are welcome for the 2020 PCA/ACA National Conference. The PCA/ACA is highly regarded in academe with over 5,000 academic oral presentations given internationally, two top-tier journals ( The Journal of American Culture and Journal of Popular Culture ), and over 3,000 members. This year’s conference will be exciting with papers on an enormous array of subjects. 
Proposals can only be submitted at http://conference.pcaaca.org 
Submissions must include  your proposal’s title  an abstract of no more than 250 words  a short 50-word bio Please review your name, affiliation, title and abstract for spelling and grammar. 
If you wish to propose a panel with multiple papers, each presenter must submit an individual paper to the online system, noting within the abstract that it is part of a panel, and listing the names of all co-panelists. Then the organizer should email rhetcomppca@gmail.com stating that you intend to present together. 
If you wish to propose a roundtable, screening, or other presentation, email rhetcomppca@gmail.com directly before submitting to the database. 
All presenters must be members of the PCA/ACA and must register for the conference. 
Should you or any of your colleagues have questions, please contact: 
Jennifer Richardson Burg, PhD rhetcomppca@gmail.com Area Chair for Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture at the PCA/ACA fc

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines


August 1, 2019                Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 24, 2019        Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 13, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 5, 2020               Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2020             Presenter Late Registration Deadline at 11:59pm – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Non-presenters and retiree non-presenters registration continues
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.

Area chairs