NEPCA2021 Is Ready for Submissions!

We recently mentioned that this Fall conference would be held virtually from Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23. We’re very excited for the opportunities this affords a great many of us during these times. We now invite the community to submit proposals for this year’s conference. In the past year, we have updated our areas and … Continue reading NEPCA2021 Is Ready for Submissions!

2021 NEPCA Conference Goes Virtual

The 2021 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as another virtual conference from Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23 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 clear sense of how the … Continue reading 2021 NEPCA Conference Goes Virtual

Book Review: Nightmare Factories by Troy Rondinone

Troy Rondinone, Nightmare Factories: The Asylum in the American Imagination. Johns Hopkins, 2019. Book review by Katherine Allocco (Western Connecticut State University) Troy Rondinone traces the evolution of the portrayal of mental health institutions in American popular culture from the nineteenth century until today. Beginning with Edgar Allen Poe’s 1845 short story “The System of … Continue reading Book Review: Nightmare Factories by Troy Rondinone

Book Review: Haunted Bauhaus by Elizabeth Otto

Elizabeth Otto. Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics. MIT Press, 2019. Book review by Katherine Allocco (Western Connecticut State University) In Haunted Bauhaus, art historian Elizabeth Otto, who has published numerous books on the Bauhaus, turns her expertise to examining some of the movements and ideas that appeared on the … Continue reading Book Review: Haunted Bauhaus by Elizabeth Otto

Book Review: Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz

Horwitz, Tony. Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide   Penguin, 2019. Book review by Katherine Allocco (Western Connecticut State University) Tony Horwitz’s last book, Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide, tells two stories. First, he recounts details of Frederick Law Olmsted’s two journeys across the Southern States in … Continue reading Book Review: Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz

Book Review: Alex. Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning by Alex Halberstadt

Halberstadt, Alex. Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning. Random House, 2020. Book review by Katherine Allocco (Western Connecticut State University) Alex Halberstadt’s Young Heroes of the Soviet Union redefines the genre of memoir creating something complex and compelling. He begins his memoir with the central question: Can trauma be inherited? … Continue reading Book Review: Alex. Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning by Alex Halberstadt

Book Launch Invitation: Gen X at Middle Age in Popular Culture on 1/8/2021

Two of our members Kellie and Jim Deys invite folks in the NEPCA community to this virtual book launch for a publication they both have forthcoming chapters in. We're including here the invite, the book description and the abstracts from Kellie & Jim for those that are interested in learning more. Join this Virtual Book … Continue reading Book Launch Invitation: Gen X at Middle Age in Popular Culture on 1/8/2021

Book Review: Home is Where the Hurt Is by Sara Hosey

Hosey, Sara. Home is Where the Hurt Is: Media Depictions of Wives and Mothers. McFarland, 2019. Book review by Katherine Allocco (Western Connecticut State University) Sara Hosey’s excellent book Home is Where the Hurt Is analyzes shifting media images of mothers and wives in recent film and television shows emphasizing the ways that stereotypes and … Continue reading Book Review: Home is Where the Hurt Is by Sara Hosey

Getting Ready for Your First Virtual Conference

Greetings NEPCA Community In less than 1 month, we will be holding our first virtual conference--#NEPCA2020. We're excited and looking forward to venturing into the future together. To that end, we wanted to provide several support documents for our communitiy in prepartion for the conference. The schedule is up and will be continually updated over … Continue reading Getting Ready for Your First Virtual Conference

Keynote Speaker for #NEPCA2020: Keisha Venson Sheedy

NEPCA is excited to announce our Keynote Speaker for our 2020 Virtual Conference. Keisha Venson SheedyM.Ed., PMP, CSMHuman | Wifey | Mommy | Foodie | Writer | Dancer | Afrofuturist | Globetrotter | Artsy Educator | Connector | Solutionist | Cultural Nut Keisha has had a rewarding career in higher education spanning fifteen years across … Continue reading Keynote Speaker for #NEPCA2020: Keisha Venson Sheedy