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Drama and Theater Division


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





Wardman Park Marriot

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019 For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/




Come join some of the finest academics in theatre and drama and some of the finest working professionals in theatre and drama in Washington 2019.


We are considering 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. Presentations 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.


Proposals which consider the diversity of theatre and drama in relation to popular culture are welcomed. Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to:

adaptations, social and political change, propaganda, public information, advertising, vaudeville, burlesque, puppetry, performance art, drama for education, theatre history, theatre aesthetics, gender issues, identify issues, stages, comedy, 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.



(Although the site is pretty user friendly, find general instructions at http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-co...)

Travel and research grants are available: http://pcaaca.org/grants/


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


All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.


Here is the schedule of deadlines and pertinent dates:


1 July Database Opens for Submissions

1 October Registration Opens

1 October Deadline for Paper Proposals

15 November Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

1 December Preliminary Program Available

15 December “Drop Dead”: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program

3 January 2019 Final Program to the Publisher

17-20 April 2019 Washington, D.C.!


Please send all inquiries to co-chairs:


Thomas Fuschetto

South Texas College

McAllen, TX 78501

(956) 872-3487 tomf@southtexascollege.edu




Dr. Eric Wiley

University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley eric.wiley@utrgv.edu

Area chairs