Visual Culture

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database.
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules


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 a 250-word abstract for your proposed presentation or session to the PCA Database.

Please send all inquires to:
Royce W. Smith


Jeffrey Schneider