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MAPACA - 2017 : CFP for Distribution: Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 28th Annual Conference – Philadelphia, PA – Nov. 8-11, 2017


When Nov 8, 2017 - Nov 11, 2017
Where Philadelphia
Submission Deadline TBD
Notification Due Jun 30, 2017
Categories    popular culture   american studies   digital humanities

Call For Papers

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
26th Annual Conference
November 8-11, 2017
Philadelphia, PA - Sonesta Philadelphia

Call for papers:

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Philadelphia, PA. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. For a list of areas and area chair contact information, visit General questions can be directed to mapaca at mapaca dot net. The deadline for submission is Friday, June 30, 2017.

MAPACA is proud to announce the 2017 Divine Impact Award winner Chef Jose Garces. Chef Garces is an award winning chef, author, and restaurateur with a strong connection to the Philadelphia area. Chef Garces’ culinary success as a James Beard Award winner and his work on the hit Food Network show Iron Chef America are complemented by his work with the Garces Foundation, a nonprofit that provides health and educational services to Philadelphia's immigrant community. Chef Garces will receive the 2017 DIA and participate in a Q&A at the conference on Thursday November 9th. A reception will follow.

MAPACA’s membership is comprised of college and university faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate and undergraduate students. MAPACA is an inclusive professional organization dedicated to the study of popular and American culture in all their multi-disciplinary manifestations. It is a regional division of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association, which, in the words of Popular Culture Association founder Ray Browne, is a “multi-disciplinary association interested in new approaches to the expressions, mass media and all other phenomena of everyday life.”

For more info, visit

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
P.O. Box 25033
Philadelphia, PA 19147-0033

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