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 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, October 12-14, 2012.
PROPOSAL INFORMATION: Submissions should be made electronically via our online submission system at http://mpcaaca.org/columbus-2012/2012-cfp/. (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 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.
Deadline for receipt of proposals is Monday, April 30, 2012.
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