Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2020 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Downtown Philadelphia Marriot
Wednesday, April 15, to Saturday, April 18, 2020
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
DEADLINE: November 1, 2019
Come join some of the finest animation academics and working professionals in Philadelphia 2020!
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 http://conference.pcaaca.org.
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Travel and research grants are available: http://pcaaca.org/grants/
Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged.
Please include the following:
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 August Database Opens for Submissions
1 October Early Bird Registration Opens
1 November Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment Grants
1 December Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
1 January Regular Registration Ends
2 January Late Registration Begins
15 January 2020 Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
20 January 2020 Preliminary Program Available
1 February 2020 Registration Ends: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program at end of the day
2 February 2020 Registration System closes at MIDNIGHT
1 March 2020 Non-presenters Registration opens
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
University of Iowa