Call for Papers: Black Popular Culture (PCA 2022)

deadline for submissions: 
December 5, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association (PCA)
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Black Popular Culture

PCA 2022 National Conference, PCA Annual Conference

April 13-16, 2022 (Virtual Conference)/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 is December 5, 2021


For conference information, please go to


Please send all inquiries to:


David L. Moody, Ph.D.

Area Chair/ Black Popular Culture

Board Chair/PCA

Lake Erie College

121 College Hall

Painesville, OH 44077

(440) 375-7178







2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines


01Aug-21        2022 Conference Information Available on Website

01 Sept-21       Submissions Open 

05 Dec-21       Deadline for Paper Proposals

31 Dec-21       Early Bird Registration Ends

01 Jan-22        Regular Registration Begins

28 Feb-22        Regular Registration Ends

01 Mar-22       Late Registration Begins; Registration for Presenters End; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program

31 Mar-22       Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters




All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   The last day for all refunds is February 10, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.