Call for Papers: Black Popular Culture-Special Topics PCA/ACA (2020 National Conference, April 15-18/ Philadelphia, PA)
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 topics 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 1, 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
DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES
October 1, 2019 Early Bird Registration Opens
November 1, 2019 Deadline for Paper Proposals
December 1, 2019 Early Bird Registration ENDS
January 1, 2020 Regular Registration ENDS
January 2, 2020 Late Registration BEGINS—be sure to reserve your spot in the program!
January 15, 2020 Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020 Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020 Registration for Presenters ENDS—participants who have not registered dropped from the program at the end of the day.
February 2, 2020 REGISTRATION SYSTEM CLOSES at Midnight
March 1, 2020 Non-Presenters Late Registration OPENS
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.