Black Music Culture Call for Papers

BLACK MUSIC CULTURE & HIP-HOP CULTURE AREA

Annual Joint Meeting of Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue (Driveway Entrance on 541 North Rush Street)
Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
Hotel Phone: 1-800-228-9290

April 16-19, 2014

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: November 1, 2013

DESCRIPTION OF AREA

The Black Music Culture and Hip-Hop Culture Area provides a scholarly forum for members of the PCA and ACA to share and disseminate their research about “black music” (broadly defined and including all forms and styles from all times and geographic locations) and “hip-hop culture,” the connection between black music and “culture” (broadly defined), and the social processes and systems and related art forms intertwined in the representation, identities, production, regulation, and consumption of black musics.

AREA CHAIRS
Dr. William Banfield, Black Music Culture Area Co-Chair, Department of Liberal Arts, 1140 Boylston Street, MS-FB369, Berklee College of Music, Boston MA 02215-3693, 617-747-8371,wbanfield@berklee.edu

Dr. Angela Nelson, Black Music Culture Area Co-Chair, Department of Popular Culture, 228 Shatzel Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH 43403-0190, 419-372-0284,anelson@bgsu.edu

GENERAL CALL FOR “BLACK MUSIC CULTURE” PAPERS AND PANELS

The Black Music Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association invites interested scholars to submit paper abstracts, papers, panel proposals, or roundtable discussion proposals related to one of the following sub-areas of Black Music Culture: (1) Black Diaspora (Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, etc.); (2) Spirituals and Gospel; (3) Jazz and Blues; (4) Popular and Contemporary; (5) Rap Music; (6) Contemporary “Concert” Music; (7) Philosophy and Practice.

SPECIAL CALL FOR “BLACK MUSIC CULTURE” and “HIP-HOP CULTURE” ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION PANELS

The Black Music Culture and Hip-Hop Culture Area is very interested in dialogues among scholars. These sessions are not simply paper presentations but sessions where time is spent discussing ideas and formulating theory. In this dialogue format, presenters will engage in dialogue with each other and the audience sharing portions of their papers that speak to a specific issue or concern in Black Music Culture and Hip-Hop Culture.

GENERAL CALL FOR “HIP-HOP CULTURE” PAPERS AND PANELS

The Black Music Culture Area is especially interested in receiving proposals regarding the role of music and other aspects in Hip-Hop Culture. The Co-Chairs welcome submissions in the following areas that include, but are not limited to, hip hop history and historiography; hip hop, authenticity, and identity; hip hop time, space and place; hip hop and the politics of race, class, gender, and age; hip hop politics, and resistance; aesthetics of hip hop composition; hip hop language and linguistics; hip hop, religion and theology; hip hop, economics, and culture industries; technology, orality, and black cultural practice in rap music; hip hop audiences; hip hop and legal system; hip hop gesture and dance; hip hop, visual art and photography; hip hop literature; hip hop and radio; hip hop film; and hip hop genre and convention. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
There are two required parts to proposing a presentation for the Black Music Culture Area of the 2014 PCA/ACA: one, submit a proposal online through the PCA/ACA 2014 Event Managementdatabase located at the PCA/ACA website AND, two, submit a 1-page CV/résumé online through the PCA/ACA 2014 Event Management database located at the PCA/ACA website.

You must submit your (a) BLACK MUSIC CULTURE AREA PROPOSAL and (b) 1-page CV or RÉSUMÉ online. Placing your proposal/abstract online helps us to place presentations into the proper panels. Receiving your résumé allows us to know about your academic background. After completing this process, you will receive an email from the PCA/ACA noting that you have submitted a proposal. One of the Area Co-Chairs will notify you of acceptance within two weeks. To submit your proposal, go to http://ncp.pcaaca.org (detailed instructions for submitting proposals online are available here.) After you have logged into the Online Proposal Submission website and/or created your account, click on Submit a Proposal for Review in the left navigation bar. Then, under the heading Create Presentation, you must:

  1. enter your Presentation Title;
  2. under Description, copy and paste your name, paper title, and 150-250 word paper abstract (or 150-250 word panel abstract** or 150-250 word roundtable discussion description**) into the area provided;
  3. select your Presentation Type from a drop-down menu box;
  4. select our Topic Area: ‘Black Music Culture and Hip Hop (Banfield and Nelson)’ from a drop-down menu box;
  5. under Presenter, enter your name* as it will appear in the Conference Program (or confirm that your name is already keyed-in);
  6. click on the Plus [+] Sign beside your name to add your contact information (which includes your first and last name, email address, and affiliation, e.g., university, agency, independent scholar) as it will appear in the Conference Program;
  7. under File Attachments and Attach new file, click Browse to upload your 1-page CV or résumé; and
  8. scroll down and click the Save button.

MEMBERSHIP AND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

*All presenters must be members of PCA or ACA and must pre-register for the conference. The early-bird registration rate ends on December 15, 2013. Regular registration continues from December 16, 2013, through to the conference dates April 16-19, 2014. However, the last day to register for the conference and remain in the program is January 15, 2014.

PANEL PROPOSALS AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION PROPOSALS
**Panel proposals and roundtable discussion proposals should include contact information for all participants, a description of the panel topic or roundtable discussion topic, and 1-page CVs for all participants.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Proposing a Presentation
For details about proposing a presentation for the PCA/ACA conference, please go tohttp://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/.

Multiple Proposal Submissions
In some cases, your presentation may fit into multiple areas. However, the PCA/ACA will only permit you to submit one proposal to one area at a time. For anyone who, nevertheless, submits multiple proposals, the PCA/ACA will select only one of the proposals for inclusion. See complete information at http://pcaaca.org/multiple-presentations-at-the-conference/.

AV Equipment
The PCA/ACA will make available the following audiovisual equipment in all rooms: large projection screen; LCD projector with appropriate cables; DVD player; and speakers. Presenters may bring personal laptops, loaded with software needed for their presentations, e.g., PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, etc. Mac users should bring applicable adaptors, etc. Presenters are free to make arrangements with the hotel for any special audio-visual equipment that the PCA/ACA does not supply (but be advised that hotel equipment rental is costly). Additional information is at http://pcaaca.org/audio-visual-support/.

General Conference Information
For further information about the joint annual meeting, membership, and registration, please visit the PCA/ACA website at http://pcaaca.org/.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: November 1, 2013