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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 c4tuna31@gmail.com for more information about the Northeast Studies Area of the Northeast Popular Culture Association.

Contact Info: Dr. Carolyn Fortuna c4tuna31@gmail.com


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