Radio and Audio Media, Popular Culture Association, Washington, D.C., March 2019

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Call for Papers
October 1, 2018
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Communication, Cultural History / Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies

The area invites papers and presentations on all aspects of radio and audio media, including but not limited to: radio and audio media history; radio and audio media programs and content (music, drama, talk, news, public affairs, features, interviews, sports, college, religious, ethnic, community, low-power, pirate, etc.), new audio media (podcasting, internet radio, streaming audio, etc.); radio literature studies; media representations of radio and audio media; rhetorical research; legal and regulatory policy; economics of radio and audio media; and radio and audio media technology. U.S., international, or comparative works are welcome. Papers or presentations should be planned for no more than fifteen minutes. We encourage you to emphasize audience involvement and elicit stimulating questions and discussions. Media presentations are especially welcomed.


We also invite inquiries about possible papers, presentations, or roundtable proposals for sessions, particularly those involving D.C.-area institutions of interest to radio and audio media scholars (e.g., the Library of Congress Recorded Sound Research Center, the University of Maryland’s Library of American Broadcasting, NPR, the FCC, etc.).        


Submit your paper or presentation proposal to

The proposal will include an abstract of 200 words and paper or presentation title, institutional affiliation, and email address. 


The firm deadline for submissions is October 1, 2018. Inquiries to the area chair about possible papers or proposals for sessions are welcome.


There will be a strict limitation of one presentation per person for this conference. All presenters must register for the convention and be a member of either PCA or the ACA. Pre-registration for the meeting is required in order for participants to have their names listed in the conference program.


If your paper is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter, registration information, the information you will need to join the PCA/ACA, and the conference hotel information. For more information on the PCA/ACA, please visit

Contact Info: 

Matthew Killmeier, Department of Communication and Theatre, Auburn University at Montgomery, P.O. Box 244023, Montgomery, AL 36124-4023, (334) 244-3950

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