CFP: African-American Popular Culture Area @ MPCA/ACA Conference


The African-American Popular Culture Area 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 in Columbus, Ohio
Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

PROPOSAL INFORMATION: Submissions should be made electronically via
our online submission system at <>.

(1) Complete/key-in your Contact Information as requested

followed by a (2) full Title.

(3) Select the African-American Popular Culture area
from the drop-down menu.

(4) Key-in (or cut-and-paste) a 250-word (or less) Abstract in the space provided. You may also attach a document with the .doc, .pdf, or .rtf extensions, if desired.

(5) You must indicate if you need a TV/DVD player for your presentation.

Also, if necessary, you may (6) indicate dates or times you are UNABLE to present.

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

(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.

Deadline for receipt of proposals is Monday, April 30, 2012.

REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP: All conference participants must be
members of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American
Culture Association.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION: Conference panel sessions will run at the
following approximate times:
–Friday 2:30pm-7:30pm
–Saturday 8:30am-6:15pm
–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.


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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