NEPCA 2022 Virtual Conference CFP Extended to August 15!

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EXTENDED DEADLINE! The deadline for proposals has been extended to August 15, 2022, by end of day (EST).

The 2022 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as another virtual conference from Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22 in a similar structure to last year (Thursday evening, Friday late afternoon, Saturday morning).

We all want to be back together again face-to-face but without a campus to host us, we decided virtual would be ideal for access and affordability. We are looking forward to another engaging and rewarding conference for new and seasoned members alike. We are seeking proposals for panels and presentations for this year’s 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.

We have several dozen areas for you to submit your proposal to, so be sure to check out our Conference Areas to determine the best place for your proposal.  If you have questions about a particular area, reach out and ask the appropriate Area Chair.

The call will be open until August 15, 2022. You can submit your proposal at this link, which will ask the following questions about your proposal:

  • Proposal Type (Single Presentation or Panel)
  • Subject Area
  • Working Title
  • Academic Affiliation (if any)
  • Abstract (250 words)
  • Short bio (50-200 words)
  1. Proposals should have a clear reference/inclusion/connection to popular culture/cultural studies (past, present, or future)
  2. Participants can only present one paper per conference.
  3. Participants can only propose one paper at a time. If their proposal is rejected, they are allowed to submit one more proposal.
  4. All presenters must register for the conference by October 1 in order to maintain their place in the program and present at the conference.
  5. Presenters will have 15-20 minutes to present their papers at the conference. The difference in time will vary on the size of the panel they are placed upon. 20 minutes if it is a 3-person panel; 15 minutes for a 4-person panel. Please respect the allotted time so that all panelists have an appropriate amount of time to present. Exceeding the allotted may impact whether future proposals are accepted.
  6. We invited proposals from graduate students, independent scholars, part-time faculty, and full-time faculty. We are also open to undergraduate presentations, provided a faculty member is also included as a point of reference (Please include the faculty member’s name, institution, and email in the bio section when submitting).

For more information, please visit our Conference page. If you have any questions about the conference, please reach out to Lance Eaton, the Executive Secretary (

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