Black Performing Arts Area

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Conference Submission page
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules

Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text
Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association


Popular Culture Association 2018 National Conference

JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S West St Indianapolis, IN 46204

March 28th-31st, 2018


Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers DEADLINE: October 1, 2017


The Black Performing Arts Area provides a scholarly forum to share and disseminate research
pertaining to the Black performing and visual arts. Broadly defined, the area focuses on all
forms of performing and visual arts, including jazz, blues, gospel, hip hop, rhythm and blues,
Caribbean music, dance, poetry, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and acting in
the mainstream marketplace.

The panels on Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text will showcase interdisciplinary
discussions of cultural identity, art, religion, ritual, power, image, representation, symbols and
their meaning, and the social processes and systems that influence and inform the innovation,
production, regulation, and consumption of black performing arts. Additionally, we invite research
that examines the role of black music within society, how black performing and visual arts relate
to race, class, and gender, and the relationship between black performing arts and their broad
political and economic context.


To submit your panel or presentation;

1. Before creating an account, follow this link for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to
submit a paper presentation, or panel/round table discussion.
2. Follow this link to read the rules for presenting at the conference
3. Go to and follow the instructions for creating an account and
making your submission. ALL submissions must be made through the conference submission site.
4. Be sure to check out the conference hotel information and reserve a room!

Inquiries may be directed to the Area Co-Chairs:
Michael Borshuk
Associate Professor, Texas Tech University

Jonafa Banbury
Independent Scholar