NEPCA CFP – Animals & Culture

Call for Papers for Special Session in Animals and Culture 2020 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Conference Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 Proposal due: June 1, 2020 The Animals and Culture area would like to invite proposals on the multifaceted roles and representations of animals … Continue reading NEPCA CFP – Animals & Culture

CFP: NEASA Conference 2020

Patriotism and Protest New England American Studies Association Annual Conference June 6, 2020 Lesley University, Cambridge, MA The New England American Studies Association (NEASA) invites proposals for its 2020 conference on the theme of “Patriotism and Protest.”  How have protest, dissent, and unrest shaped movements in American history and culture? What have been the defining … Continue reading CFP: NEASA Conference 2020

CFP for NEPCA 2020 is here!

The 2020 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall on Friday, October 23-Saturday, October 24 at the Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire.  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 … Continue reading CFP for NEPCA 2020 is here!

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