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 https://forms.gle/TTbp6EVTkYJqcGgM6 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 https://nepca.blog/conference/.

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