The section on Politics, Civic Life, and Culture for the 2016 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) conference is now accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. This year, NEPCA’s annual fall conference will be held on the campus of Keene State University in Keene, NH during the weekend of October 21-22, 2016. For more information, please visit the NEPCA website: https://nepca.wordpress.com/2016-conference/
The Politics, Civic Life and Culture area explores the role of political actors, institutions, ideology, rhetoric, and satire in popular culture. Papers may be drawn from all policy domains – both foreign and domestic. Recent conferences featured panels on the presidency in popular culture, storytelling in the public square, news coverage of political figures and campaigns, narrative approaches to public policy, political icons, and American identity. Studies of political candidates, campaigns, representations of politics in the mass media, and shifting public attitudes in the context of the 2016 election are particularly welcome. Paper proposals (250-words) should be posted on the conference’s proposal form available on the NEPCA conference web site.
Please direct any questions about the suitability of proposals to Bob Hackey via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEPCA presentations are generally 20 minutes in length and may be delivered either formally or informally. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment involving graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars.
Robert Hackey, Area Chair – Northeast Popular Culture Association
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