PCA/ACA

Black Performing Arts Area

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Call for papers: 

Black Performing Arts:  Sound, Movement, Image, Text

 

Popular Culture Association

2021 National Conference

Boston, MA

June 2-5, 2021

 

DEADLINE For Paper Proposals:  November 16, 2020

 

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, in 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.

 

Inquiries may be directed to the Area Co-Chairs:

Michael Borshuk

Associate Professor, Texas Tech University

michael.borshuk@ttu.edu

 

Jonafa Banbury

Independent Scholar

txbanbury@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
12-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grant Applications
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

National Conference in Boston

 

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. 31: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area chairs

Jonafa Banbury

Michael Borshuk