The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on the topic of digital media for its annual fall conference to be held on the campus of Keene State College in Keene, NH. On October 21-22nd, 2016. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and independent and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.
For the video gaming and digital media area, we are especially interested in papers using concepts from literary and cultural theory to critique / analyze / explore video games and other non-linear visual and digital texts. However, all papers on digital media will receive full consideration.
Some recent paper titles:
“Three Spaces of Combat: Deleuze and Virtual Tactics”
“The Descent of Gerard Genette and the Rise of Ken Levine”
“Pixelated Feminism: The Evolution of Women in Gaming”
You can find general information about the 2016 conference here: https://nepca.wordpress.com/2016-conference/. You can find the list of area chairs here: https://nepca.wordpress.com/nepca-area-chairs/ . For more info on a specific area, click on its link (if applicable) on that page.
For queries regarding video gaming and digital media, you may contact the area chair: Prof. Jeffrey P. Cain at email@example.com
Please submit your proposal via the online form; the link to the form can be found on the main 2016 conference page (scroll down to the “How do I submit a proposal?” section). Both proposals for individual papers and complete panels will be considered. The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2016.
The 2016 conference site, Keene State College, is located in Keene, New Hampshire, which is less than 2 hours from Boston, about 2 hours from Providence, 2.5 hours from Portland Maine, half an hour from Brattleboro Vermont, less than 4 hours from New York City, and 4 hours from Montreal
Karen Honeycutt, 2016 NEPCA conference organizer