NEw England Studies Area for PCA

Call for Papers – New England Studies. The 2015 Popular Culture Association Conference will be

held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from April 1-4. The New England Studies Area invites presentations

on any aspect of New England popular culture: Film; Literature; Politics; History; Music; Food; Sports;

Celebrities; Entertainment; Gambling/Casinos; Fishing Industry; Tourism, Economics, and numerous

other topics.

Boston-based topics such as the following might be of special interest: Films made in the Boston area;

Infamous figures such as Whitey Bulger or the Boston Strangler; Boston Marathon tragedy/”Boston

Strong”; Boston sports teams; and Boston politics

Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. All proposals and abstracts must be submitted

through the PCA Database. See the website at Presentations should be 15-20 minutes

in length and lively in nature! The deadline for the submission of a 200-word abstract is November 1,

2013 (earlier than usual)! Acceptance will be earlier than usual as well to enhance your ability to seek

funding. Although all proposals should be submitted to the PCA Database directly, please also cc me at; include university affiliation (if applicable), telephone number, and

e-mail address. Graduate students welcome. Individual and full panel proposals are considered. Please

feel confident about attendance if you are accepted.

Carol E. Mitchell, Ph. D.

Springfield College

216 Weiser Hall


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