Black Performing Arts Area

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

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Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text
Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association

2016 Joint National Conference
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Avenue     
Seattle, WA 98101
March 21-25, 2016

 Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

DEADLINE: October 1, 2015

The Black Performing Arts Area provides a scholarly forum to share and disseminate research pertaining to the Black performing and visual arts. Broadly defined, the area focuses on all forms of performing and visual arts, including jazz, blues, gospel, hip hop, rhythm and blues, Caribbean music, dance, poetry, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and acting, Jein the mainstream marketplace.

The panels on Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text will showcase interdisciplinary discussions of cultural identity, art, religion, ritual, power, image, representation, symbols and their meaning, and the social processes and systems that influence and inform the innovation, production, regulation, and consumption of black performing arts. Additionally, we invite research that examines the role of black music within society, how black performing and visual arts relate to race, class, and gender, and the relationship between black performing arts and their broad political and economic context.

To submit your panel or presentation;

  1. Before creating an account, follow this link for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to submit a paper presentation, or panel/round table discussion.
  2. Follow this link to read the rules for presenting at the conference
  3. Go to httpB:// and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission. ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site.
  4. Be sure to check out the conference hotel information and reserve a room!

Inquiries may be directed to the Area Co-Chairs:

Michael Borshuk
Associate Professor, Texas Tech University
[email protected]

Jonafa Banbury
Independent Scholar
[email protected]seattle conference