Monday, July 20, 2015

CFP Animation Area (10/1/15; PCA/ACA 2016)

PCA/ACA Animation Division CFP for National Conference 2016
Announcement published by David Silverman on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Call for Papers
October 1, 2015
Subject Fields:
Digital Humanities, Cultural History / Studies
The Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks individual-papers and panel proposals for presentation at the National Conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association.

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 aesthetics, gender issues, animation studios, online animation, comedy, documentary, South Park, the work of Matt Groening, CGI/animated special effects, anime.

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

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 July                          Database Opens for Submissions

1 October                    Registration Opens

1 October                    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

1 January 2016            Final Program to the Publisher

15 February 2016        Conference schedule and program available

21-25 March 2016      Seattle!

Contact Info:
David S. Silverman
Kansas Wesleyan University
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 827-5541 ext. 5227


Peter Chanthanakone
University of Iowa
Contact Email:


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