Call for papers: Studies in Visual Culture

2009 Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association Annual Conference
April 8 – 11, 2009
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association will hold their joint annual conference at the New Orleans Marriott between April 8-11, 2009. The conference serves as an important site of creative, intellectual, and cultural exchange and encourages a wide variety of participants to stimulate dialogue across a variety of disciplines. The Visual Culture strand of the PCA/ACA Conference is an important element of the conference and encourages presentations in traditional, non-traditional, and emerging areas of study. We are currently seeking proposals for sessions and individual presentations that engage with issues, ideas, and practices related to all areas of visual culture, including but not limited to: Traditions and conventions associated with visual culture Studio art practices and/or theories Image theory Interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and intermedia projects
Architecture; Art history and theory; Photography; Journalism and photojournalism (television and print media); Film and cinematic culture; Public art (graffiti, murals, public commissions and installations);
New media and computer-based issues in visual culture; Advertising; Graphic design; Design history and theory; Visual culture and everydayness; Comparative studies and multiculturalism in visual culture(s); Subversion and visual culture; Modes of “reading” and experiencing the visual; Verbal, visual, and performative relationships; Ideologies and the visual; Iconographic studies; Post-9/11 issues in visual culture; Aesthetics; Alternative media.
Please submit via e-mail a 250-word abstract for your proposed presentation or session no later than November 30, 2008, to Royce W. Smith, Visual Culture Chair for the Popular Culture Association. Please do not hesitate to e-mail any questions you might have regarding this exciting opportunity.

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