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Call for papers: 

Visual Culture

2021 POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Boston, MA

June 2-5, 2021

 

Who We Are

The Visual Culture area of the PCA/ACA Conference is a vibrant and growing contributor to the national conference and encourages presentations, papers and panels (as well as other modes of dissemination of scholarship) in traditional, non-traditional, and emerging areas of study. We invite proposals from academics, non-academics, students and scholars at all stages of their careers and have found the Visual Culture area serves as a place of robust exchange and networking. For undergraduate students considering submissions, please ensure you are acquainted with the Undergraduate Policy of the Visual Culture Area prior to submission.

 

What We’re Looking For

We are currently seeking proposals for panel sessions and individual presentations that engage with issues, ideas, and practices related to visual culture broadly defined, including but not limited to:

  • Traditions and conventions associated with visual culture
  • Studio art practices and theories
  • Image-focused theory
  • Interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, and intermedia as they inform visual culture
  • Architecture and the built environment
  • Art history and theory (all periods)
  • Photography and lens-based media
  • Journalism and photojournalism (television and print media)
  • Film and cinematic culture
  • Public art and guerrilla practices (graffiti, murals, public commissions and installations)
  • New media and computer-based issues in visual culture
  • Advertising
  • Graphic design
  • Design thinking
  • Design history and theory
  • Comparative studies and multiculturalism in visual culture(s)
  • Visual culture and the subversion of grand narratives
  • Modes and ways of seeing, “reading” and experiencing the visual
  • Verbal, visual, and performative relationships
  • Iconographic studies
  • Aesthetics

How to Get Started

Beginning on August 12, 2020, interested individuals should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) for their proposed panel or paper and provide all requested contact details via the PCA/ACA online presentation submission portal, which can be found at: http://conference.pcaaca.org

 

The deadline for submission of all proposals is November 16, 2020.

 

Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding the Visual Culture Area or the submission process to its Co-Chairs, who will be happy to help:

 

Dr. Royce W. Smith, Dean and Professor, College of Arts & Architecture, Montana State University

royce.smith@montana.edu

Dr. Jeffrey L. Schneider, Professor, St. Louis Community College, Meramec

jschneider@stlcc.edu

 

 

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

Jeffrey Schneider

Royce Smith