It’s the kind of email you never want to receive. At the end of last month, I got the news that Martin “Marty” Norden passed away from lymphoma at the age of 71. Longtime NEPCA members are familiar with Marty’s many contributions to this organization. In addition to sharing his considerable expertise in film studies … Continue reading In Memoriam – Marty Norden
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NEPCA Is Coming! CFP & Location Announcement!
The 2023 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as a hybrid conference from Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14 . Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday mornings via Zoom and in-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Nichols College. We are excited … Continue reading NEPCA Is Coming! CFP & Location Announcement!
NEPCA 2022 Keynote Speaker:
We're ecstatic to share that our Keynote Speaker for NEPCA 2022's virtual conference is Dr. Novotny Lawrence. Dr. Novotny LawrenceIowa State University Dr. Novotny Lawrence is an Associate Professor at Iowa State University where he holds a joint appointment between the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and the English Department. He is an award-winner … Continue reading NEPCA 2022 Keynote Speaker:
Special Guest Panel at #NEPCA2022!
What's a popular culture conference without the opportunity to talk with some folks doing some of the amazing work that we all love and study so much? Please join us at the NEPCA 2022 Conference Closing Panel on Saturday, October 22 from 1:30pm-2:45pm (EST) for a discussion roundtable with five award-winning writers of cross-genre fiction. … Continue reading Special Guest Panel at #NEPCA2022!
NEPCA 2022 Virtual Conference CFP Extended to August 15!
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 … Continue reading NEPCA 2022 Virtual Conference CFP Extended to August 15!
CFP: Here Be Monsters￼
2022 Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture AssociationVirtual Event to be held Thursday, 20 October, to Saturday, 22 October 2022Proposals are due 1 August 2022 We live in an age full of monsters. We make them, yet they escape our control and have profound impacts on us, often reshaping us in their images. … Continue reading CFP: Here Be Monsters￼
CFP: Tolkien Studies Track
As academic conferences start to return to face-to-face events, scholars who are unable to participate in those venues due to various barriers to access will find themselves locked out of these scholarly networks (again!). The last few years have shown how many talented scholars there are in the world who were never able to attend … Continue reading CFP: Tolkien Studies Track
CFP for Digital Media and Gaming Culture
The Northeast Popular Culture Association welcomes proposals in the area of Digital Media and Gaming Culture for its virtual conference to be held from Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22, 2022. Submissions may cover any aspect of gaming–both virtual and in-person formats–as well as aspects of play, and/or considerations of the role of the digital and … Continue reading CFP for Digital Media and Gaming Culture
Book Review: Camera Man (2022)
CAMERA MAN (2022)By Dana StevensAtria Books, 393 pages + notes Charlie Chaplin was early cinema’s king of comedy. After that, it’s a tossup between Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton. Dana Stevens, a film critic and podcast cohost for Slate, champions Keaton, of whom she is an unabashed fan. As Camera Man’s subtitle suggests–The Dawn of … Continue reading Book Review: Camera Man (2022)
CFP: Classrooms, Libraries, and the Academy
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association’s Classrooms, Libraries, and the Academy area welcomes paper submissions from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, patrons, and independent researchers of popular culture and information settings of all types. NEPCA’s 2022 fall,virtual conference will be held Thursday October 22 - Saturday October 22, 2021. The deadline for proposals … Continue reading CFP: Classrooms, Libraries, and the Academy