PCA/ACA

Television

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Call for papers: 

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?

These are some of the questions we seek to answer. Please feel free to address these queries, or explore new ones. All theoretical viewpoints and methodologies are welcome, as well as international and intercultural perspectives, and practitioners’ contributions.

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.

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