Northeast Studies Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers – Northeast Studies

The 2016 Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference will be held in Keene, New Hampshire from October 21-22.  Northeast Studies invites presentations on any aspect of New York or New England culture, including film, literature, politics, music, entertainment, and casinos. Possible topics of interest include:

  • Entertainers/ entertainment such as Matt Damon, Amy Poehler, James Woods, off-Broadway, Coney Island
  • Television crime families
  • Election year politics and the region’s role such as Dixville Notch, the Kennedys, Bernie Sanders, Ed Muskie, Nelson Rockefeller
  • Iconic figures such as Raymond Patriarca, Whitey Bulger, Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, George Steinbrenner
  • Place-based literature from authors like Philip Roth, Steven King, Carolyn Chute, Archer Mayor
  • The musical roots of Aerosmith, Simon & Garfunkel, Dropkick Murphys, 50 Cent.

Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length and lively in nature! The deadline for the submission of a 200-word abstract is May 1, 2016. Individual and full panel proposals are considered. Submission information is available at theNortheast Popular Culture Association conference page.  Feel free to contact for more information about the Northeast Studies Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association.

Contact Info: Dr. Carolyn Fortuna

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