Popular Communications Association Animation Division CFP

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 2, 2021 to June 5, 2021
Location: 
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Communication, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History

 

 

Animation Division

 

Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2021 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Boston Marriot Copley Place

Wednesday, June 2 to 5, 2021

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 16, 2020

 

Come join some of the finest animation academics and working professionals in Boston 2021!

 

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.

 

 

(Although the site is pretty user friendly, find general instructions at

http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/ )

 

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:

 

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:

 

12 August                               Database Opens for Submissions

12 October                              Early Bird Registration Opens

16 November                          Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment Grants

31 December                           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

1 January                                 Regular Registration Begins

31 January                               Regular Registration Ends

1 February                               Late Registration Begins

1 February 2021                      Preliminary Program Available

28 February 2021                    Late Registration Ends: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program at end of the day

1 March 2021                          Non-presenters Registration opens

2 – 5 June 2021                       National Conference in Boston

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.


Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

 

Please send all inquiries to co-chairs:

 

David S. Silverman, Ph.D.

Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina, KS 67401

(785) 833-4389

david.silverman@kwu.edu

 

AND/OR

 

Peter Chanthanakone

peter@pixade.com

Contact Info: 

David S. Silverman, Ph.D.

Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina, KS 67401

(785) 833-4389

Contact Email: