CFP: PCA/ACA Animation Division 2019 Deadline Extended

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Call for Papers
November 1, 2018
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Communication, Film and Film History, Journalism and Media Studies, Popular Culture Studies

PCA/ACA Animation Division 

Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers



Wardman Park Marriot 

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019 For information on PCA/ACA, please go to

For conference information, please go to


Come join some of the finest animation academics and working professionals in Washington 2019! 

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit.

Proposals which consider the diversity of animation in relation to popular culture are welcomed. Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to: 

Animated adaptations, comics and animation, propaganda, public information, advertising, animated television series, animation for education, animation history, animation aesthetics, gender issues, animation studios, online animation, comedy, documentary, South Park, Adult Swim, the work of Matt Groening, CGI/animated special effects, anime, or any aspect of animation production.

Screening times are made available to view your source material, as well as to screen new animation that you create. We also host nightly screenings and end the week with an all-animation dinner. 

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to

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Travel and research grants are available:

Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged. 

Please include the following: 

Panel Title 

Name and contact information for the Panel Chair 

Titles and abstracts of each paper 

Contact information for each presenter 

All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference. 

Here is the schedule of deadlines and pertinent dates: 

  • 1 October Registration Opens 
  • 1 November Deadline for Paper Proposals 
  • 15 November Early Bird Registration Rate Ends 
  • 1 December Preliminary Program Available 
  • 15 December “Drop Dead”: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program 
  • 3 January 2019 Final Program to the Publisher 
  • 17-20 April 2019 Washington, D.C.! 

Please send all inquiries to co-chairs: 

David S. Silverman. Ph.D. 

Kansas Wesleyan University 

Salina, KS 67401 

(785) 833-4389


Peter Chanthanakone 

University of Iowa

Contact Email: