Department of Popular Culture
MPCA/MACA African-American Popular Culture Area
CALL FOR PAPERS
African-American Popular Culture Area
Angela Nelson, Bowling Green State University (firstname.lastname@example.org), Area Chair
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14, 2012
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, Ohio
NOTE: CHANGES NOTED BELOW FOR NEW SUBMISSION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE
AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE AREA CALL: The African-American Popular Culture Area (http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/popc/page13191.html) of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is seeking panel sessions, papers, and proposals examining historical and/or contemporary aspects of African-American popular culture including African American stereotypes, icons, personas, artifacts, rituals, genres, holidays, art forms (music, orature, dance, literature, visual art, television, film, comic art, etc.), festivals, foodways, folklore and folklife, practices, religion, and etc. The 2012 MPCA/ACA Conference will be held on October 12-14, 2012, at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.
Submit Paper Title and 250-Word (or less) Abstract/Proposal (by post or e-mail) to the Area Chair, Angela Nelson (email@example.com). All proposals should include Contact Information (see below) as well as DVD Player Requests and Scheduling Requests. A reply by e-mail will be sent within one week and confirmation will be sent around mid-June 2012.
• Complete mailing address (if you don't have an email address)
• E-mail address (preferred)
• Telephone number
• College/school/professional affiliation
• TV/DVD Player request
• Scheduling request: indicate dates or times you are Unable to Present (only if necessary)
NOTE: (a) The only audio-visual equipment available from the Association will be a DVD player and monitor, and you must ask for it at the time you submit your proposal. With appropriate preparation, a DVD player can play audio, video, and still images. (b) You must include the name, affiliation, and email address of each author/participant. (c) If you do not include an email address, you must include a postal address. (d) If you wish your presentation to be listed as MACA (rather than MPCA), please include this request with your submission. (e) If papers and/or proposals are sent as e-mail attachments, then they should be in Microsoft Word doc format, Microsoft Word rtf format, or Adobe Acrobat pdf format.
SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO:
Angela M. Nelson
Department of Popular Culture
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0190
Deadline for receipt of proposals is Thursday, May 31, 2012.
REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP: All conference participants must be members of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association. Membership is for the calendar year through December 2012. Membership fees for students w/ID, retirees and unemployed is $50 and $80 for all others. The membership fee is separate from the conference registration fee. All participants must register for the conference. Conference registration fees for students w/ID, retirees and unemployed is $80 and $110 for all others. All fees postmarked on or before September 15, 2012, will not be assessed a late fee of $15.00.
CONFERENCE INFORMATION: Conference panel sessions will run at the following approximate times: Friday 2:30pm-7:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-6:15pm, and Sunday 8:00am-1:00pm. (The conference may begin at 12:45pm on Friday, if demand so dictates). Special events will include two featured speakers and A cash-bar reception on Friday, October 12 and a luncheon which is scheduled on Saturday, October 13 from 12:00pm–1:30pm. These events, plus continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, will be free for conference registrants.
Updated April 17, 2012
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