PCA/ACA

Visual Culture

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Who We Are

The Visual Culture area of the 2022 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

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

 

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

 

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01 Sept-21 Submissions Open 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

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.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Area chairs

Jeffrey Schneider

Royce Smith