African-American Popular Culture 2009 Panel Session(s)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE AREA PANELS
2009 MPCA/MACA CONFERENCE

Book Cadillac Westin Hotel
1114 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Telephone: 1-313-442-1600
Fax: 1-313-442-1605

Friday, October 30, 2009
1:45pm-3:15pm

1106. Black Voices in Black Popular Literature and Music; Area: African-American Popular Culture

  • “I Hear You Calling: Links to the Past in African-American Music from the 1950s to the Present,” Beth Fowler, Department of History, Wayne State University
  • Chair: Loretta G. Woodard, Department of English, Marygrove College

Saturday, October 31, 2009
10:15am-11:45am

2206. Tattoos, Hip Hop & Masculinity; Area: African-American Popular Culture

  • “The Merger of Deviance and Hip-Hop in the African American Community,” Thomas Singleton, Department of Social Work, Bowling Green State University
  • “Decoding the Meaning of Tattoos: Cluster Criticism and the Case of Tupac Shakur’s Body Art,” Carlos D. Morrison, Department of Communications, Alabama State University
  • “‘The devil made me do it…that is burn down Paris’: Why do Black Comedians Dress in Drag?: Queering Masculinity in African American Culture,” David L. Moody, Department of Telecommunications, Bowling Green State University
  • Chair: David L. Moody