NEPCA 2022 Virtual Conference CFP Extended to August 15!

EXTENDED DEADLINE! The deadline for proposals has been extended to August 15, 2022, by end of day (EST). The 2022 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as another virtual conference from Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22 in a similar structure to last year (Thursday evening, Friday late afternoon, Saturday … Continue reading NEPCA 2022 Virtual Conference CFP Extended to August 15!

CFP: Here Be Monsters

2022 Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture AssociationVirtual Event to be held Thursday, 20 October, to Saturday, 22 October 2022Proposals are due 1 August 2022 We live in an age full of monsters. We make them, yet they escape our control and have profound impacts on us, often reshaping us in their images. … Continue reading CFP: Here Be Monsters

CFP: Tolkien Studies Track

As academic conferences start to return to face-to-face events, scholars who are unable to participate in those venues due to various barriers to access will find themselves locked out of these scholarly networks (again!). The last few years have shown how many talented scholars there are in the world who were never able to attend … Continue reading CFP: Tolkien Studies Track

CFP for Digital Media and Gaming Culture

The Northeast Popular Culture Association welcomes proposals in the area of Digital Media and Gaming Culture for its virtual conference to be held from Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22, 2022. Submissions may cover any aspect of gaming–both virtual and in-person formats–as well as aspects of play, and/or considerations of the role of the digital and … Continue reading CFP for Digital Media and Gaming Culture

Book Review: Camera Man (2022)

CAMERA MAN (2022)By Dana StevensAtria Books, 393 pages + notes Charlie Chaplin was early cinema’s king of comedy. After that, it’s a tossup between Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton. Dana Stevens, a film critic and podcast cohost for Slate, champions Keaton, of whom she is an unabashed fan. As Camera Man’s subtitle suggests–The Dawn of … Continue reading Book Review: Camera Man (2022)

CFP: Classrooms, Libraries, and the Academy

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association’s Classrooms, Libraries, and the Academy area welcomes paper submissions from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, patrons, and independent researchers of popular culture and information settings of all types. NEPCA’s 2022 fall,virtual conference will be held Thursday October 22 - Saturday October 22, 2021. The deadline for proposals … Continue reading CFP: Classrooms, Libraries, and the Academy

CFP: Race & Ethnicity

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association’s Race and Ethnicity area welcomes paper submissions from graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, and independent researchers of popular culture. NEPCA’s 2022 fall, virtual conference will be held October 20 – October 22, 2022. The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2022.   We encourage panel proposals, as well as individual submissions.   Papers are generally 15-20 … Continue reading CFP: Race & Ethnicity

CFP: Romance & Popular Fiction

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of Romance/Popular Romance Fiction for its annual conference.  NEPCA’s 2022 fall, virtual conference will be held Thursday, October 20 – Saturday, October 22, 2022. The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2022.   We welcome a wide variety of papers related to romance … Continue reading CFP: Romance & Popular Fiction

CFP: Literature and Popular Culture

The Literature and Popular Culture area for the 2022 Northeast Popular & American Culture Association conference is accepting paper and panel proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2022 virtual annual conference will be held online from Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22, 2022. Abstracts are due by August 1, 2022 and can be submitted here. … Continue reading CFP: Literature and Popular Culture

Book Review: Nixon’s War at Home

Nixon’s War at Home: The FBI, Leftist Guerillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism. By Daniel S. Chard. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021. 384 pages. $32.95 (hardcover).  The late Todd Gitlin titled his 1987 book The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage. In the wake of conservative presidencies, rising levels of global … Continue reading Book Review: Nixon’s War at Home