PCA/ACA

African-American Culture

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Call for papers: 

AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE: Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2019 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

2020 National Conference, Wednesday, April 15th to Saturday, April 18th 

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://pcaaca.org

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2019

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1-½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.  We encourage the submission of topics on African American and African-derived performance and culture.

Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please contact:

 

E. Gaynell Sherrod, Ed.D., Associate Professor

Department of Dance and Choreography

Virginia Commonwealth University

1315 Floyd Avenue

P.O. Box 843007

Richmond, Virginia 23284-3007

(804) 828-1711

egsherrod@vcu.edu

 

To submit your panel or presentation, go to http://pcaaca.org and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission. All submissions must be made through the conference submission site. For individual papers, please submit a title and 100-word abstract.  For themed paper sessions, presenters must enter her/his own presentation and the chair (who organized the theme/group) should contact Gaynell Sherrod to assemble them into a panel.  You should also contact Gaynell Sherrod for help in submitting roundtable discussions.

 

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 1, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully  registered for the conference.


Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.

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