CFP: Black Performing Arts (Popular Culture Association, 28-31 March, 2018)

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Black Performing Arts Area, Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text

Popular Culture Association

2018 National Conference

JW Marriott Indianapolis

10 S West St

Indianapolis, IN


March 28th -31st, 2018

Call For Proposals:

Sessions, Panels, Papers

DEADLINE: October 1, 2017

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.

To submit your panel or presentation:

  1. Before creating an account, follow this link for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to submit a paper presentation, or panel/round table discussion.
  2. Follow this link to read the rules for presenting at the conference
  3. Go to and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission. ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site.
  4. Be sure to check out the conference hotel information and reserve a room!

Inquiries may be directed to the Area Co-Chairs:

Michael Borshuk

Associate Professor, Texas Tech University


Jonafa Banbury

Independent Scholar