CFP: Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture at #NEPCA2020

A Chalkboard with scrabble letters on it that spell out "CFP for Race and Ethnicity in Pop Culture at NEPCA"Call for Papers: Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture

2020 Northeast Popular and American Culture Association Conference
Friday, October 23-Saturday, October 24
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire
Proposal Submission Deadline June 1, 2020

The Race and Ethnicity Area requests proposals for individual papers or 3-4 paper panels to be presented at the 2020 Northeast Popular and American Culture Association (NEPCA) annual conference. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, 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. Please upload proposals to by June 1, 2020.

Suggested topics for the Race and Ethnicity Area include (but are not limited to):

  • Constructions and depictions/appropriation of race in particular genres (film, comics, music etc.) or mass culture and social media (spirit animals, sugar skulls, “Taco Tuesdays” etc.)
  • The intersections of race, ethnicity, popular culture and academia, including pedagogy
  • “Whitewashing” and other approaches to racialization in book-to-screen adaptations
  • Race and ethnicity in public discourse (Black Lives Matter, immigration, Islamophobia, Sinophobia/#jenesuispasunvirus …)
  • The intersections with and meanings of race and ethnicity in constructions of nation/nationalism, “postracial” culture, neoliberalism, globalization and capitalism

Contact the area chair, Cory Matieyshen (cmatieyshen -AT- gmail -DOT- com), with any questions. Further information on the conference will be made available at

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