PCA/ACA

Virtual Identities and Self-Promoting

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Call for papers: 

Virtual Identities and Self-Promoting

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference

June 2-5, 2021

 

 

Virtual Identities and Self Promotion seeks to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues surrounding creating a sense of self in online environments.   Undoubtedly, our experience of the web is changing and has changed our identity both on and offline. Many people have used online environments to explore the fluidity of self-expression as an “identity laboratory.” Almost everyone in today’s age has experienced some kind of online identity play, whether through playing an online game, participating in social networking sites, writing a blog, creating a website, commenting on an article, or contributing to updates on twitter. Many users present an idealized “me,” specifically shaped for various audiences. These new technologies have changed the way we think and how we have constructed our identities and consequently have informed our relationships and interactions within both online and offline arenas.

We invite submissions investigating and exploring virtual identity creation and self-promotion, including but not limited to the ways in which users:

  • Use social media to create identity professionally, personally, socially, academically
  • Socially construct (gender, race, sex, etc…) their identity in online environments including social media, and other online communities
  • Use online technology in order to study language, communication, and identity construction
  • Construct and reconstruct themselves in arenas promoting user-generated content, such as YouTube
  • Create digital artifacts as a way of self-discovery and identity construction
  • Negotiate online identity with physical identity socially,  professionally, and academically
  • Use online interactions for validation of self, emotionally and/or intellectually

Submission Information:

Please Submit

  • the Title of Individual Paper
  • an Abstract of 250 words which describes the main concepts to be addressed by presentation
  • Please include, name, institutional affiliation, e-mail, and telephone
  • For guidelines on proposing a panel please contact the Chair of the session or visit the PCA/ACA website.

 

Submission Portal:  https://pcaaca.org/

 

Submissions will only be accepted through the PCA website.

 

Individuals must be current, paid members to submit to the conference.

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.

 

 

Please feel free to contact the Chair of Virtual Identities and Self Promotion with any questions:

 

Monica S. Gallamore, Ph.D.

Professor of History, Collin College

9700 Wade Blvd.

Frisco, TX

mgallamore@collin.edu

469-365-1849 

 

 

For more information about the PCA/ACA and the conference please visit:  https://pcaaca.org/

 

 

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
28-Feb-28 Deadline for Proposals
10-Apr-21 Presenter Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
15-Apr-21 Preliminary Schedule Available
01-May-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

Virtual Conference

 

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.  

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2021. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area chairs

Monica Storme Gallamore