PCA/ACA

Television

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Accepts undergraduate submissions
Call for papers: 

TELEVISION

Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference

June 2-5, 2021

Boston Marriott Copley Place

The Television Area for PCA/ACA seeks to investigate television itself as a medium, the content of television, and the relationships between television and consumers across all genres (scripted and unscripted), time periods, and cultures of television.

  • How do we define reality and realism on television?
  • How do reality and fiction tap into each other to create their narratives?
  • How do televisual texts work, and what is their relationship with their intended (or unintended) audiences?
  • How do we define our lives, relationships, and our self-knowledge according to the images provided by the medium of television?
  • Have we been socialized, at least in part by television, to be merely consumers?
  • How does television represent or modify economic, institutional, and cultural norms?
  • In today’s evolving television landscapes, which players hold power?
  • How is streaming television affecting the production landscape, representation, and consumption?

Proposal may address these queries, or explore new ones. All theoretical viewpoints and methodologies are welcome, as well as international and intercultural perspectives and practitioner contributions.

 

Individual submissions are accepted in the form of an abstract of no more than 250 words and should be uploaded using http://conference.pcaaca.org

 

For panel submissions, each presenter should submit an abstract separately, and the panel chair should include— along with their abstract— the title of the panel, a 50-word summary of the panel focus, and the names of the individual panelists.

 

Deadline: November 16, 2020. 

 

Please contact the Area Chairs with any questions or concerns:

 

Note: Individuals must be current, paid members to submit to the conference.

 

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
22-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
17-Dec-20 Deadline for Endowment Grant Applications      
06-Jan-21 Deadline for Proposals
01-Feb-21 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Mar-21 Regular Registration Ends
02-Mar-21 Late Registration Begins
15-Mar-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
31-Mar-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Apr-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

National Conference in Boston

 

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 February 1: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area chairs

Amanda McClain

Candice D Roberts