CFP: Photography (5/22/06; Midwest PCA/ACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Darnell, Amy L.
contact email: 



Midwest Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association
Annual Conference


Proposals are being accepted for the Midwest PCA /ACA (Popular Culture
Association/American Culture Association) Conference in Indianapolis,
IN, Oct. 27-29, 2006, in the area of Photography. Papers, Performances,
and panel suggestions can be from any field of study and are welcomed
from academics/researchers/intellectuals/activists/artists at any stage
in their career. The Photography area seeks to be an interdisciplinary
area where the influence, use, and impact of photography is explored. =20


Potential topics could extend or begin (or having nothing all to to do)
with the following:


--- Documentary Photography- acquisitions of the real

--- The Business of Photography- how does digital technology impact more
traditional forms of photography.

--- Image Ownership- who is control of the image?

--- Performance Photography- Cindy Sherman and Jo Spence

--- Fine Art vs. Snapshots- is photography still an art if anyone can do


Complete information about the conference follows at the end of the


By May 22, 2006, please send abstract of 250 words to:


Amy Darnell at


Please include your complete contact information, and a CV and/or 50
word bio along with anticipated A/V needs. Only DVD players will be
available at the conference and must be requested at the time of
abstract submission. We also have openings for respondents and
discussants so if interested send your contact information along with
topics of interest.


For further information, contact:


Amy Darnell

Department of Humanities

Columbia College

Columbia, MO 65216


(573) 875-7593

(573) 875-7209 (fax)


Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals


Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
annual conference


Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, 2006

Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites, 8787 Keystone Crossing,
Indianapolis IN 46240

317-846-2700, fax 317-574-6775, reservations 888-627-7814



Send paper, abstract, or proposal to the appropriate Area Chair listed
on the accompanying sheet (also available at <>).

Deadline for receipt is May 22, 2006- Photography only.

Please include name, affiliation, postal address, telephone number, and
e-mail address of each author/participant. Indicate any information
that you do not want published in the program schedule (a preliminary
version of the schedule will be posted on our website; the final version
will be distributed in hard copy at the conference).

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.
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 you must ask for it at the time you submit your
proposal. 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 $40 for
students with ID, retirees, and unemployed, and $60 for all others.
Membership is for the calendar year through December 2006. 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, DeKalb IL 60115. Make check payable to Northern
Illinois University. A membership form may be printed from our website
at <>. If we do not receive your membership fee
postmarked by September 15, 2006, you will be subject to a $15 late fee
if you attend the conference.

All participants must register for the conference. Registration is $70
for students with ID, retirees, and unemployed, and $90 for all others.
There will be a $15 late fee for registration on-site or postmarked
after September 15, 2006. (This fee is waived for residents of
countries other than the USA or Canada.) Payment on-site will be by
cash or check only (no credit cards). To preregister, send a check any
time to Gary Burns, Communication, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
IL 60115. Make check payable to Northern Illinois University. A
registration-membership form may be printed from our website at

The hotel or the Association will send you hotel registration
instructions if your proposal is accepted. Please stay at the
conference hotel so that we may meet our contractual obligation. The
conference hotel is the best bargain we could find on a good hotel with
a good location.

Unfortunately, MPCA/MACA is not able to provide 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 2006).

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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