Call for Papers: Black Popular Culture-Special (Deadline has been extended to February 28!)

deadline for submissions: 
February 28, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association (PCA)
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Black Popular Culture-Special Topics (Deadline has been extended to February 28!)

PCA 2021 National Conference, June 2-5 (Virtual)

Popular Culture Association (PCA)


The focus of this special topics area is to critically examine the definitions and development of Black Popular Culturefrom 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:/



Deadline for proposal submissions has been exteneded to February 28, 2021


For conference information, please go to


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









13-Aug-20      Submission Page Goes Live

22-Oct-20        Early Bird Registration Begins

17-Dec-20       Deadline for Endowment Grant Applications                                    

06-Jan-21        Deadline for Proposals

01-Feb-21       Early Bird Registration Ends

01-Mar-21       Regular Registration Ends

02-Mar-21       Late Registration Begins

15-Mar-21       Preliminary Schedule Available

31-Mar-21       Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program

01-Apr-21       Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the 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 February 1: 100% refund

Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund

Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund

Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund

After Feb. 28: 0% refund


Membership fees are non-refundable.