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

Boston Marriott Copley Place 110 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02116, US

 

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.

 

Abstracts Due:  November 16, 2020

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

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
12-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grants
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

Monica Storme Gallamore