Popular & American Culture Association Conference

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Call for Papers
August 8, 2019 to November 1, 2019
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, Political Science, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Communication

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers for  POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2020 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE at The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, PA

Wednesday, April 15 to Saturday, April 18, 2020

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

Come to the city where political communicators and the history of their relations with the media are often controversial and contested, sometimes congenial, but never boring.

Proposals will be considered 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. Discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged. All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference. 

ACA/PCA is committed to an interdisciplinary approach. Papers that examine particular political campaigns or individuals/operations, the use of electronic and print media either to report on or to promote political events and issues, political language, the use of new media technology such as cell phones/mobiles and the web are some areas of particular interest. Studies that focus on US presidential primaries and previous elections are also welcome. Studies may include press coverage, cartoons, and the response to the electoral process in film and literature. We also welcome studies on the participation of women, gays, Transgenders, African Americans, and other minorities in politics.

Interested individuals should 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 the database at http://conference.pcaaca.org.


Contact Info: 

Dr. Fran Hassencahl, Chair
Politics Portrayed in Electronic and Print Media.
Department of Communication & Theatre Arts
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
phone: 757-683-3828 or757-683-3835
fax, 757-683-4700


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