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call for paper SWPACA 2022

Submissions are open for the 2022 Conference!

Extended Submission deadline is November 14, 2021!

The Animation Research Gang (ARG!) is excited to announce that for the 4th consecutive year we will convene the Animation Studies chapter at the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) conference.

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual conference to take place on February 23-26, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico!

Submit your Proposal at: Register !!

Extended Submission deadline is November 14, 2021!

ARG considers proposals that discuss a wide range of topics related to animation practice and theory and brings together animation scholars and practitioners, fans, and specialists from a diversity of disciplines whose research intersects with animation.

Possible topics for proposals include, but are not restricted to:

  • Popular, commercial and experimental animation
  • Optical toys, mechanical contraptions,
  • Animated adaptations,
  • Documentary animation, non-fictional animation,
  • Voice and sound in animation,
  • Animation and therapy,
  • Advertising,
  • Animated television series, online animation,
  • Animation education and Educational animation,
  • Didactic approaches to the teaching of animation,
  • Animation and science,
  • Animation in video games,
  • Animation history,
  • Animation and architecture,
  • Animation theory,
  • CGI and animated special effects,
  • Anime,
  • Animation and globalization...

Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please contact the area coordinator at the link bellow.

Student Awards.


contact the area coordinator:
Francisco Ortega, PhD
Texas Tech University

We look forward to receiving your submissions.
ARG to you all!