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NEPCA 2021 : Northeast Popular Culture Association Virtual Conference


When Oct 21, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021
Where Virtual
Submission Deadline Aug 1, 2021
Notification Due Aug 10, 2021
Final Version Due Oct 20, 2021
Categories    popular culture   cultural studies   media

Call For Papers

The 2021 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as another virtual conference from Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23 in a similar structure to last year (Thursday evening, Friday late afternoon, Saturday morning). We are looking forward to another engaging and rewarding conference for new and seasoned members alike. We are seeking proposals for panels and presentations for this year’s conference.

NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

The call will be open until August 1, 2021. You can submit your proposal at this link, which will ask the following questions about your proposal:

Proposal Type (Single Presentation or Panel), Subject Area, Working Title, Abstract (250 words), Short bio (50-200 words)

Conference areas to consider submitting to include:
Animals and Culture (Special Topics)
The Body, Fashion, and Popular Culture
Classrooms, Libraries, and the Academy
Comedy Studies
Comics and Graphic Novels
COVID-19 and Popular Culture (Special Topics)
Crime and Scandal in Fact and Fiction
Digital Media and Gaming Culture
Disney Studies (Special Topics)
Fan, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies
Fantasy and Science Fiction
Film & History
Folklore, Belief, & Religion
Food and Culture
Genders, Sex and Sexualities
Health, Disease and Popular Culture
History and Popular Uses of the Past
Literature and Popular Culture
Monsters and the Monstrous
Performance Studies
Philosophy and Popular Culture
Politics, Civic Life and Popular Culture
Race and Ethnicity
Romance/Popular Romance Fiction
Science and Technology
Storytelling and Narrative
Travel, Tourism, and Global Culture

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