UPDATE: VISUAL CULTURE at SW/TX PCA/ACA deadline November 16, 2012

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The Visual Culture Area seeks research in all aspects of visual culture concerning the American experience, past and present. Visual Culture studies recognizes the predominance of visual forms of media, communication, and information in the postmodern world, including popular and "low" cultural forms, media and communications, and the "high" cultural forms or fine art, design, and architecture.

We welcome research in the following areas:
• print images and graphic design
• TV and cable TV
• film and video in all interfaces
• computer interfaces and software design
• Internet/Web as a visual platform
• digital multimedia
• advertising in all media
• fine art and photography
• fashion
• architecture, design, and urban design
• indigenous art
• museum exhibitions
• public art and memorials
• maps

The submission deadline for the SW/TX PCA/ACA is November 16, 2013. All presenters must enter their own information and proposals into the conference database: conference2013.swtxpca.org.
Email questions for the Visual Culture Area to area chair Victoria Grieve (Dept of History, Utah State University) at victoria.grieve@usu.edu.
Professors, independent scholars, teachers, and professionals are encouraged to participate. Graduate students are particularly welcome at the conference. Please note that the SW/TX PCA/ACA does not accept previously presented or published papers. Further, it permits only one presentation per person per year. The conference features numerous individual subject areas, each with its own Area Chair, and each typically including multiple conference panels. Please consult the area list on the SW/TX PCA/ACA website to determine whether the Visual Culture area is the appropriate area to receive your proposal.

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association 34th Annual Conference
“Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context”
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque NM

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel: Albuquerque Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest , Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 842-1234

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