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

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 24, 2019        Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 13, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 5, 2020               Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2020             Presenter Late Registration Deadline at 11:59pm – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Non-presenters and retiree non-presenters registration continues
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.

Area chairs

david-s-silverman-7141

david-moody-7169