PCA/ACA

Theatre and Drama

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Call for papers: 

Drama and Theater Division

Drama and Theater Division

 

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

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2020 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Philadelphia Marriott

Wednesday, April 15, to Saturday, April 18, 2020

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

 

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

 

DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 1, 2019

 

Come join some of the finest academics in theatre and drama and some of the finest working professionals in theatre and drama in Philadelphia 2020.

 

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 user friendly, find general instructions at

http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/ )

 

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

 

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

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 1, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
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

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