CFP: Fantasy and Science Fiction Area #NEPCA2020

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of Fantasy and Science Fiction for its fall conference to be held Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH, on Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24, 2020. This conference marks the introduction to the Fantasy and Science Fiction area, which is … Continue reading CFP: Fantasy and Science Fiction Area #NEPCA2020

CFP: Disney Studies at #NEPCA2020

Why Disney Studies? Before I moved to New England and discovered NEPCA, I once asked the PCA/ACA about having a Disney Studies area for their national conference. I was told (and I paraphrase loosely) that Disney transcended too many areas to be its own standalone area. That, in my argument, is precisely WHY we need … Continue reading CFP: Disney Studies at #NEPCA2020

CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for #NEPCA2020

2020 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Conference Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 Proposal due: June 1, 2020 The Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area of NEPCA invites proposals from scholars of all levels for papers and/or panels that explore any aspect of the role … Continue reading CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for #NEPCA2020

Book Review: American Community: Radical Experiments in Intentional Living

American Community: Radical Experiments in Intentional Living. By Mark Ferrara. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2020. 183 pp + notes, index. Many scholars have jettisoned the baggage-laden term “utopia.” Dictionaries often imprecisely define it as an imaginary and perfect society. Blame Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), who–in 1516–coined the term “utopia” for an eponymous and … Continue reading Book Review: American Community: Radical Experiments in Intentional Living

CFP: Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture at #NEPCA2020

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 … Continue reading CFP: Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture at #NEPCA2020

CFP for World Literature at #NEPCA2020

CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association The World Literature area for the 2020 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2020 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 23-Saturday, October 24 2020 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. The NEPCA World Literature area … Continue reading CFP for World Literature at #NEPCA2020

Call for Papers on the Fantastic for #NEPCA2020

Call for Papers on the Fantastic (Fantasy & Science Fiction / Monsters & the Monstrous) The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the allied Fantastic Areas (Fantasy & Science Fiction and Monsters & the Monstrous) invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at … Continue reading Call for Papers on the Fantastic for #NEPCA2020

NEPCA CFP – Animals & Culture

Call for Papers for Special Session in Animals and Culture 2020 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Conference Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 Proposal due: June 1, 2020 The Animals and Culture area would like to invite proposals on the multifaceted roles and representations of animals … Continue reading NEPCA CFP – Animals & Culture

NEPCA 2020 Annual Conference-Location Announced!

Greetings members! We're excited to finally share that the NEPCA 2020 Annual Conference will be held at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH on October 23 & 24th.  More details will be forthcoming including the CFP but we just wanted to reach out and let you know to bookmark that weekend and we'll see … Continue reading NEPCA 2020 Annual Conference-Location Announced!

Thinking with/in Portsmouth, NH

This entry is from one of our newer members, Queenie Sukhadia who recently attended her first NEPCA Conference. As a first-time participant in the Northeast Popular Culture Association’s annual conference, I arrived in Portsmouth unsure of what to expect. ‘Popular culture’ promises timely, engaging, exciting content, but I’ve learned, over time, that the tone of … Continue reading Thinking with/in Portsmouth, NH