CFP: [Film] Photography Area of MWPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Darnell
contact email: 

Papers and Panel proposals are now being accepted for the Photography Area
of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.


This year’s conference will be Friday- Sunday, October 3-5, 2008 in
Cincinnati, Ohio at the Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.


Although, any topic relating to Photography is encourage, possible
themes/topics for this year’s conference:

‘American’ imagery as it relates to the campaign for President

The ‘end’ of Polaroid

Found Photographs


Last year’s papers were simply stunning, and I can only imagine what this
year has in store.


Abstracts should be sent, by April 28, 2008, to Please
see the general call for the conference for any and all questions and
concerns about the conference proceedings.




Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals


Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association
annual conference


Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2008

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W. Fifth St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Reservations: 800-HILTONS (mention Midwest Popular Culture Association)

Telephone: 513-421-9100; Fax: 513-421-4291


Send paper, abstract, or proposal to the appropriate Area Chair listed on
the accompanying sheet (also available at <>).
Please do not submit the same item to more than one area chair without
notifying the area chairs of what you are doing.

Deadline for receipt is April 30, 2008.

Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address of each
author/participant. If you do not include an e-mail address, you must
include a postal address. A preliminary version of the schedule will be
posted on our website. The final version will be distributed in hard copy
at the conference. For privacy reasons we do not publish e-mail addresses
in the online version of the program.

Please plan to attend the entire conference. If you absolutely, positively
cannot attend the entire conference and need your presentation scheduled on
a specific day, you must let us know when you submit your proposal. Panels
will run at the following approximate times: 2:30-7:30 Friday, 8:30-6:15
Saturday, and 8:00-1:00 Sunday. We may begin at 12:45 on Friday if demand
so dictates. Special events will include a reception on Friday evening and
a luncheon and speaker on Saturday. These events, plus continental
breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, will be free for conference registrants.

The only audio-visual equipment available from the Association will be a
DVD player and monitor, and you must ask for it at the time you submit your
proposal. With appropriate preparation, a DVD player can play audio,
video, and still images.

If you wish your presentation to be listed as Midwest American Culture
Association (rather than Midwest Popular Culture Association), please
include this request with your proposal.

All participants must be members of the Midwest Popular Culture
Association/ Midwest American Culture Association. Membership is $45 for
students with ID, retirees, and unemployed, and $65 for all others.
Membership is for the calendar year through December 2008. The membership
fee is separate from the conference registration fee. To join the
MPCA/MACA, you may pay with your conference registration fee, or you may
send a separate check at any time to Gary Burns, Communication, Northern
Illinois University, 1425 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb IL 60115. Make check
payable to Midwest Popular Culture Association. A membership form may be
printed from our website at <>. If we do not receive
your membership fee postmarked by September 15, 2008, you will be subject
to a $15 late fee if you attend the conference. The Midwest PCA/ACA is a
separate organization (with separate fees) from the national PCA/ACA and
from other regional PCA/ACA organizations. The membership fee may be paid
by credit card via <> beginning in about June 2008.

All participants must register for the conference. Registration is $75 for
students with ID, retirees, and unemployed, and $95 for all others. There
will be a $15 late fee for registration on-site or postmarked after
September 15, 2008. (This fee is waived for residents of countries other
than the USA or Canada.) Payment on-site will be by cash or check or by
credit card via <>. To preregister, send a check anytime
to Gary Burns, Communication, Northern Illinois University, 1425 W. Lincoln
Highway, DeKalb IL 60115. Make check payable to Midwest Popular Culture
Association. A registration-membership form may be printed from our
website at <>. The registration fee is separate from
the membership fee. The registration fee may be paid in advance by credit
card via <> beginning in about June 2008.

We have a special group rate at the Hilton of $135/night. To qualify for
the special rate, you must make your reservation by Friday, September 12,
2008. Call the Hilton at 800-HILTONS and mention MPCA. We have a limited
block of rooms reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Cincinnati is
in the Eastern Time Zone.

Graduate students are invited to apply for competitively awarded travel
grants from MPCA/MACA. Details are available at

Unfortunately, MPCA/MACA is not able to provide any other financial
assistance to participants to defray costs of transportation, lodging,
meals, registration, or any other expense.

The conference program will be posted on our website
<> as soon as it is finished (probably sometime in
July 2008).

Cancellation policy: If you submit a proposal (or if you accept an
invitation to appear on a panel), you are promising to attend the
conference if your proposal is accepted and you are promising to pay the
conference registration fee, the Association membership fee, and a late fee
of $15 if applicable. If your proposal is accepted and you do not attend
the conference, it is expected that you will (1) notify all members of your
panel, your area chair, and the MPCA/MACA Executive Secretary (Gary Burns)
of your cancellation; (2) provide such notification as early as possible;
(3) arrange to have your paper distributed at the panel; (4) arrange for
somebody else to carry out any other duties you may have; and (5) pay your
membership and registration fees (plus late fee if applicable). If
conditions 1-5 are met, you may file a written request, after the
conference, for a refund of half your registration fee. For coauthored
papers, all authors are welcome and encouraged to attend, but only one
author is required to attend.




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