For those scholars who secretly purchase the TV Guide and tape television shows that aren’t mentioned in the faculty lounge, this is the conference for which you’ve been waiting. Proposals for papers and panels on the intersection of television and popular culture are welcome in areas such as the following:
New channels, new genres (e.g. Biography Channel, influx of home design shows)
Innovations in serial narrative (e.g. 24, Boomtown)
Influx of “reality” TV: ESPN even has one now…
Nostalgia for old values expressed in new shows
Reinscription or reversal of gender roles: (e.g. Buffy, CSI, Alias)
Ideology and/or history represented in dramas (e.g. The West Wing)
Economics of commercials: Sprint cellular and popular culture
Ethics and anatomy of news media: channels as 24-hour news sources
Any other intersections of television and popular culture
This year we’re joining with the national PCA/ACA organizations in San Antonio!
Southwest-Texas PCA/ACA Regional Meeting: 25th Annual Conference
April 7-10, 2003 in San Antonio, TX
Host Hotel: San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
Deadline for Paper and Panel Proposals: November 15, 2003
Please submit a proposal (250 words maximum) or inquiries to the contact below.
For general information and online conference and hotel registration, go to the SW/Texas PCA/ACA website.
The PCA’s mission is "to promote an innovative and nontraditional academic movement in Humanities and Social Sciences, to provide an outlet for scholars, writers, and others interested in the popular culture, to share ideas in a professional atmosphere, and to have papers presented at meetings."
Membership in the PCA/ACA is required for participation
Oklahoma State University
Department of English
Stillwater, OK 74078
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