PCA/ACA

Theatre and Drama

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Call for papers: 

Theater and Drama Division 

 

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Short Performances, Panels, Papers 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 

2021 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE 

 

(PCA) National Conference 

June 2-5, 2021

Boston, MA 

 

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

 

DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 16, 2020 

 

Come join some of the finest academics in theatre and drama and some of the finest working professionals in theatre and drama in Boston 2021.

We also welcome proposals 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.  Each presentation should not exceed 15 minutes.  As always, proposals addressing any topic theatre and drama are welcome.  We are especially eager to receive proposals concerning papers or panels on any aspect of drama and theatre (production, design, history, theory, criticism, individual artists, performance, writing, pedagogy) as they function within Popular and/or American culture.  Single papers are welcomed, but panels involving 3-4 papers on a particular theme are encouraged.  Performance pieces are very welcome.  Please remember that only one presentation per person is allowed; do not submit to more than one area chair. Titles of papers should be descriptive and no more than ten words in length. 

Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit.

Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to: 

Theater during covid, theater via zoom, radio drama as covid theater, adaptations, social and political change, propaganda,  advertising, vaudeville, burlesque, puppetry, performance art,  theatre history, theatre aesthetics, gender issues, identity issues, stages, or any aspect of theatrical production. 

 

Interested individuals are asked to 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 http://conference.pcaaca.org

 

Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged. 

 

Please include the following: 

 

Panel Title 

Name and contact information for the Panel Chair 

Titles and abstracts of each paper 

Contact information for each presenter 

 

Submissions will only be accepted through the PCA website.

Individuals must be both current and paid members to submit to the conference.

 

Please send all inquiries to co-chairs: 

 

Thomas Fuschetto 

South Texas College 

McAllen, TX  78501 

(956) 872-3487 

tomf@southtexascollege.edu 

 

AND/OR 

 

Dr. Eric Wiley 

University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley 

eric.wiley@utrgv.edu

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
12-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grant Applications
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-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 Jan. 31: 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

Eric Wiley

Thomas James Fuschetto