PCA/ACA

Black Popular Culture—Special Topic 2020

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Call for papers: 

 

Call for Papers: Black Popular Culture-Special Topics

PCA/ACA (2020 National Conference, April 15-18/ Philadelphia, PA) Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

 

The focus of this special topic’s area is to critically examine the definitions and development of Black Popular Culture from the early beginning of minstrelsy performances to the images and people we come in contact with on a daily basis—especially those images that are reflected in American media. Paper/panel presentations will draw upon theories and concepts in media studies, cultural studies, and discussions pertaining to the construct of Black popular cultural texts within (but not limited to) television programming, Black Comics, content produced for digital distribution (e.g., Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube), Films, Black Exploitation films, literature, music, poetry (spoken word), and fashion (style).

 

All paper topics will be considered. Please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to: http:/www.pcaaca.org

 

 

Deadline for proposal submissions is November 24, 2019.

 

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

 

Please send all inquiries to:

 

David L. Moody, Ph.D.

Area Chair/ Black Popular Culture-Special Topics

Lake Erie College

121 College Hall

Painesville, OH 44077

(440) 375-7178

dmoody@lec.edu

 

 

David S. Silverman. Ph.D.

Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina, KS 67401

(785) 833-4389

david.silverman@kwu.edu

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2020————— Submission Page Goes Live

October 5, 2020————–Early Bird Registration Rate Begins

November 1, 2020———–Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications

December 6, 2020———–Early Bird Registration Ends

December 7, 2020 ———-Regular Registration Begins

January 1, 2021————–Regular Registration Ends

January 2, 2021————–Late Registration Begins

January 20, 2021———– Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2021————Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program

February 2, 2021———–Non-Presenters Registration Continues

March 31-April 3, 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. 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.