PCA/ACA

Theatre and Drama

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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.

 

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

[email protected]

 

AND/OR

 

Dr. Eric Wiley

University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley

[email protected]

 

2023 Conference Dates and Deadlines

15 Aug-22                                            2022 Conference Information Available on Website
15 Sept-22 Submissions Open 
07 Oct-22 Early Bird Registration Begins
20 Dec-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
02 Jan-23 Early Bird Registration Ends
03 Jan-23 Regular Registration Begins
13 Jan-23 Preliminary Schedule Available
01 Feb-23 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
17 Mar-23 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
 5-8 April-23

conference in San ANTONIO, TX

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Submit a Paper Proposal for the 2023 PCA Conference: 

Submissions for paper proposals are now open. The submission deadline is December 20, 2022. Please be sure you read and understand all instructions, policies, and procedures before you submit your proposal. 

 

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Area chairs

Eric Wiley

Thomas James Fuschetto