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Rekha Menon/ PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture
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Call For Proposals

The 2011 National PCA/ACA and the Southwest/Texas Conference will be held at the Marriott Riverwalk & Rivercenter Hotels, San Antonio, Texas April 20 to 23.

Deadline for Proposal submissions is 15 December.

Indian Culture, Art & Media – Area of the PCA/ACA conference provides a scholarly forum, an important site of creative, intellectual, and cultural exchange to share and disseminate research about "Indian Culture, Art & Media." Broadly defined, the area includes all forms and styles of art, media (visual art, dance, music and film) from all times and geographic locations that engage with issues, ideas and practices related to Indian aesthetics, and culture

India is a country that offers a cornucopia of myriad aesthetics, from Bollywood films, posters, billboards, to its cities/streets, bazaars, localities, visual contemporary/modern art, dance, music, and mass media/TV screen, and other aspects. We welcome and invite scholars to submit proposals for panel sessions/roundtable, individual presentations, that engage with issues, ideas and practices related to Indian aesthetics and culture, especially topics that would stimulate a dialogue across a variety of disciplines. The connection between Indian popular visual culture, imagery (broadly defined), the social processes and art forms intertwine with representation, identity, production, consumption and the growing popularity of Indianness.
Submission Guidelines:
Please submit the following information via e-mail with attachments in Microsoft Word or within an e-mail message:
CONTACT INFORMATION (of each author/participant): Name, Affiliation, Address, E-Mail Address
100-250-WORD PAPER ABSTRACT or PANEL ABSTRACT: If you are submitting a panel proposal, please include contact information for all participants.
1-page CV or RÉSUMÉ

NOTE: Audiovisual equipment has not been finalized, but the PCA/ACA expects to make available DVD players & monitors (with VGA cables). Presenters may bring personal laptops, (laptops will not be provided) PowerPoint software, or other software for their presentations. Mac users should bring applicable adaptors, etc. Presenters are free to make arrangements with the hotel for any special audio-visual equipment that the PCA/ACA does not supply (but be advised that hotel equipment rental is costly).

Send Proposals to:
Dr. Rekha Menon
Professor of Art History
Liberal Arts Department
Berklee College of Music

*All presenters must be members of PCA or ACA and must pre-register to ensure inclusion in the conference program.
Participants are allowed to give only one paper. For anyone who nevertheless sends out multiple proposals, the PCA/ACA will select only one of the proposals for inclusion.
For further information about the joint annual meeting, membership, and registration, please visit the PCA/ACA website at: