CFP: NEASA Conference 2020

Patriotism and Protest New England American Studies Association Annual Conference June 6, 2020 Lesley University, Cambridge, MA The New England American Studies Association (NEASA) invites proposals for its 2020 conference on the theme of “Patriotism and Protest.”  How have protest, dissent, and unrest shaped movements in American history and culture? What have been the defining … Continue reading CFP: NEASA Conference 2020

CFP for NEPCA 2020 is here!

The 2020 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall on Friday, October 23-Saturday, October 24 at the Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire.  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 … Continue reading CFP for NEPCA 2020 is here!

Book Review: Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music

Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music by John Corbett. The University of Chicago Press, 2019. 475 Pages. Review by Randy Laist. What do you think of when you think about the 1970s?  Many people who are too young to have many first-hand memories from the 1970s, myself included, harbor a stereotyped characterization of the 1970s … Continue reading Book Review: Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music

A Great Thanks For Another Amazing Conference

We just want to extend our deepest thanks for all of you who joined us in Portsmouth this past weekend for another great conference.  There were so many great papers and conversations that we saw happening in the sessions, at the reception and luncheon, as well as in the hallways and common areas. In the … Continue reading A Great Thanks For Another Amazing Conference

#NEPCA2019 Is Just Days Away

We're fast approaching the 2019 NEPCA Conference in Portsmouth, NH on Friday, Nover 15-Saturday, November 16 and we're excited as ever to see the amazing insights and ideas that our community has to share. We also have a fantastic keynote presenting on Friday evening.  The Reception starts at 5:45pm and the Keynote will start around … Continue reading #NEPCA2019 Is Just Days Away

Award-Winning Book: Lust on Trial

We are exuberant to announce this year's winner of the Peter C. Rollins Book Prize: Amy Werbel's Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of  Anthony Comstock. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. pp. 391.  Here is a review by Katherine Allocco  (Western Connecticut State University)of this book which will be formally recognized at the … Continue reading Award-Winning Book: Lust on Trial

Upcoming Registration Dates for #NEPCA2019

We're coming up on two important deadlines! September 30 is the last day to register for NEPCA if you are presenting (check out the schedule). October 15 is the last day to register at the current prices (BTW--you can register here!). After October 15, prices will be updated as follows: Full-time faculty: $150 Part-time faculty, … Continue reading Upcoming Registration Dates for #NEPCA2019

2019 NEPCA Conference

The fall conference is shaping up to be another great event of knowledge sharing, networking, and hopefully, even fun!  I wanted to highlight that we have a fantastic reception and Keynote address happening on Friday night that we hope many of you will attend. The Reception starts at 5:45pm and the Keynote will start around … Continue reading 2019 NEPCA Conference

CFP: Sponsored Sessions on The Medieval in Popular Culture at MAPAC

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks proposals for the following sessions to be held under the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association at the organization’s 2019 Annual Conference to convene at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, … Continue reading CFP: Sponsored Sessions on The Medieval in Popular Culture at MAPAC

Call for Papers: The Secrets of Academic Publishing

In 2019, Marty Norden and Rob Weir edited Pop Culture Matters: Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association. One of the great joys of this publication is that it included numerous first-time authors. At some point every scholar is a neophyte in the publishing world. What are the secrets to getting your work … Continue reading Call for Papers: The Secrets of Academic Publishing