NEPCA 2020 Annual Conference-Location Announced!

Greetings members! We're excited to finally share that the NEPCA 2020 Annual Conference will be held at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH on October 23 & 24th.  More details will be forthcoming including the CFP but we just wanted to reach out and let you know to bookmark that weekend and we'll see … Continue reading NEPCA 2020 Annual Conference-Location Announced!

Book Review: Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music

Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music by John Corbett. The University of Chicago Press, 2019. 475 Pages. Review by Randy Laist. What do you think of when you think about the 1970s?  Many people who are too young to have many first-hand memories from the 1970s, myself included, harbor a stereotyped characterization of the 1970s … Continue reading Book Review: Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music

Thinking with/in Portsmouth, NH

This entry is from one of our newer members, Queenie Sukhadia who recently attended her first NEPCA Conference. As a first-time participant in the Northeast Popular Culture Association’s annual conference, I arrived in Portsmouth unsure of what to expect. ‘Popular culture’ promises timely, engaging, exciting content, but I’ve learned, over time, that the tone of … Continue reading Thinking with/in Portsmouth, NH

A Great Thanks For Another Amazing Conference

We just want to extend our deepest thanks for all of you who joined us in Portsmouth this past weekend for another great conference.  There were so many great papers and conversations that we saw happening in the sessions, at the reception and luncheon, as well as in the hallways and common areas. In the … Continue reading A Great Thanks For Another Amazing Conference

#NEPCA2019 Is Just Days Away

We're fast approaching the 2019 NEPCA Conference in Portsmouth, NH on Friday, Nover 15-Saturday, November 16 and we're excited as ever to see the amazing insights and ideas that our community has to share. We also have a fantastic keynote presenting on Friday evening.  The Reception starts at 5:45pm and the Keynote will start around … Continue reading #NEPCA2019 Is Just Days Away

Award-Winning Book: Lust on Trial

We are exuberant to announce this year's winner of the Peter C. Rollins Book Prize: Amy Werbel's Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of  Anthony Comstock. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. pp. 391.  Here is a review by Katherine Allocco  (Western Connecticut State University)of this book which will be formally recognized at the … Continue reading Award-Winning Book: Lust on Trial

Upcoming Registration Dates for #NEPCA2019

We're coming up on two important deadlines! September 30 is the last day to register for NEPCA if you are presenting (check out the schedule). October 15 is the last day to register at the current prices (BTW--you can register here!). After October 15, prices will be updated as follows: Full-time faculty: $150 Part-time faculty, … Continue reading Upcoming Registration Dates for #NEPCA2019

2019 NEPCA Conference

The fall conference is shaping up to be another great event of knowledge sharing, networking, and hopefully, even fun!  I wanted to highlight that we have a fantastic reception and Keynote address happening on Friday night that we hope many of you will attend. The Reception starts at 5:45pm and the Keynote will start around … Continue reading 2019 NEPCA Conference

CFP: Does the Matter of Britain (Still) Matter?: Reflections on the State of Arthurian Studies Today (A Roundtable)

Call for Papers for Does the Matter of Britain (Still) Matter?: Reflections on the State of Arthurian Studies Today (A Roundtable) 51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association Boston Marriott Copley Place, in Boston, Massachusetts, from 5-8 March 2020 Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2019 Session organized by Michael A. Torregrossa, … Continue reading CFP: Does the Matter of Britain (Still) Matter?: Reflections on the State of Arthurian Studies Today (A Roundtable)

Book Review: Communes in America, 1975-2000

Communes in America, 1975-2000. By Timothy Miller. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2019. 148 pp. + appendices, notes, bibliography, index. If I asked you what decade of American history had the most active communes (1,378) and you guessed the 1970s, congratulations. But it might surprise you to learn that the first decade of the 21st … Continue reading Book Review: Communes in America, 1975-2000