CFP: TV, Radio, Communications (5/26/06; PCA/ACAS, 10/5/06-10/7/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Wilcox Rhonda
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Television, Radio, Communications

Popular Culture Association in the South / American Culture Association
in the South Conference

October 5-7, 2006

Marriott Savannah Riverfront--Savannah, Georgia

Proposals are welcome for individual presentations or entire sessions
(traditional presentations, roundtables, or other configurations) on
television, radio, or any aspect of communications for the 2006
PCAS/ACAS joint conference in Savannah.

The conference is interdisciplinary, and proposals from a wide variety
of subjects are welcome: television narratology; radio stations and
community; pedagogical communications; histories of local television;
the changing role of the television DP; sociological implications of
programming; analyses of individual television series and radio
programs, etc. From Edward R. Murrow to Battlestar Galactica, from Jack
Benny to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from Julia Child to The Sopranos, the
diversity of topics reflects the breadth of popular culture studies.

For individual presentations: Send the proposal title, an abstract of
150 words, and any request for audio-visual equipment (VCR/monitor, DVD
player, overhead projector, or slide projector only). Be sure to
include both a professional and home contact address. Individual papers
are limited to a maximum reading time of 20 minutes.

For entire sessions: Send a title and 50-word description of the
session, a title and an abstract of 100 words for each presentation, and
any request for audio-visual equipment (VCR/monitor, DVD player,
overhead projector, or slide projector only). Be sure to include
professional as well as home contact addresses for each session
participant. Sessions are scheduled in 90-minute blocks.

Because we have had some difficulty recently with people who submit
proposals but then back out of attending the conference after the
program has been set, acceptance of any proposal will require a
commitment to attend the conference. You will be asked simply to
confirm that you have the resources to travel to the meeting in
Jacksonville and will, barring any unforeseen conflict, be present for
the session in which you are scheduled.

***If you submit your proposal to more than one area chair for
PCAS/ACAS, please indicate the double submission.

Covering a full spectrum of topics in popular and American culture,
PCAS/ACAS is the most active of the regional popular and American
studies associations, with a collegial and dedicated membership of
nearly 400 scholars and interested others from across the nation.
Membership in the association includes subscriptions to our two
journals, Studies in Popular Culture and Studies in American Culture.
For more information, please visit our website:

Send proposals to Television, Radio, and Communications Area Chair
Rhonda Wilcox at by May 26, 2006. Electronic
submissions are preferred. Include contact information and proposal
within the body of the email; include the same information in a
Microsoft Word attachment.

Rhonda V. Wilcox, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Gordon College
Barnesville, GA 30204
Editor, Studies in Popular Culture
Coeditor, Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies
Coeditor, Critical Studies in Television

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