CFP: African and African-American Popular Culture (7/15/07; 10/5/07-10/6/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Kylo Hart
contact email: 

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for the African and
African-American Popular Culture Conference, to be held at Plymouth
State University (Plymouth, New Hampshire) October 5-6, 2007. The
members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that
examine noteworthy forms of African diasporic cultural production,
during any historical era, at the intersection of popular culture.
Participants are encouraged to interpret the conference theme broadly
and innovatively. Individual presentations will be limited to 20
minutes in length.

We encourage submissions from scholars, educators, and students at all
levels, and from disciplines including African and African-American
studies, anthropology, communication, cultural studies, film studies,
history, journalism, LGBT studies, media studies, popular culture,
sociology, and television studies. We intend to publish selected
papers (with author's permission) in a special anthology pertaining to
the conference theme. As a bonus, please note that the conference
dates correspond with the ideal time to enjoy New England's
breathtaking fall foliage!

Persons submitting individual-paper proposals are asked to submit a
one-page abstract with complete contact information (name,
institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, daytime telephone
number). Panel proposals (featuring three paper-presentations total)
should include panel title, brief description of panel theme, name of
the panel chair, one-page abstracts of each paper in the panel, and
complete contact information for each presenter on the panel (name,
institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, daytime telephone
number). In order to be considered, all proposals must be received no
later than July 15, 2007.

Please mail or e-mail conference proposals to: African and
African-American Popular Culture Conference, Attn: Kylo-Patrick Hart,
Department of Communication and Media Studies, Plymouth State
University, 17 High Street, MSC 60, Plymouth, NH 03264;

For specific inquiries prior to submitting a proposal, please contact
Kylo-Patrick Hart at (603) 535-3122 or

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