CFP: Literature and Popular Culture

The Literature and Popular Culture area for the 2022 Northeast Popular & American Culture Association conference is accepting paper and panel proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2022 virtual annual conference will be held online from Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22, 2022. Abstracts are due by August 1, 2022 and can be submitted here. … Continue reading CFP: Literature and Popular Culture

Book Review: Nixon’s War at Home

Nixon’s War at Home: The FBI, Leftist Guerillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism. By Daniel S. Chard. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021. 384 pages. $32.95 (hardcover).  The late Todd Gitlin titled his 1987 book The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage. In the wake of conservative presidencies, rising levels of global … Continue reading Book Review: Nixon’s War at Home

CFP: Animals & Popular Culture for #NEPCA2022

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) invites proposals for its Animals and Culture area for its virtual conference from Oct 20-22, 2022 (Thursday evening, Friday late afternoon & evening, Saturday morning to midday-EDT). Historical, contemporary analyses and interdisciplinary approaches welcome. Proposals should appeal to a broad audience and minimize specialized terminology; submissions that engage with … Continue reading CFP: Animals & Popular Culture for #NEPCA2022

CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for #NEPCA2022

Thursday, October 20-Saturday, October 22, 2022 (Virtual)Proposal due: August 1, 2022 Papers for the Politics, Civic Life and Culture area of NEPCA explore the role of political actors, institutions, ideology, rhetoric, and satire in popular culture. Topics and themes may be drawn from all policy domains – both foreign and domestic. 2022 Special topics and … Continue reading CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for #NEPCA2022

Two New Annual Awards

After discussion with the Executive Council and some strong advocacy within the membership, I am so very honored to announce two new awards that NEPCA will be supporting each year, dedicated to two of NEPCA’s strongest community members. If you are interested in serving on the inaugural award committees for both of these awards, please … Continue reading Two New Annual Awards

NEPCA 2022 Virtual Conference CFP

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 … Continue reading NEPCA 2022 Virtual Conference CFP

CFP: Who Was That Masked Woman?

Who Was that Masked Woman: Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression NEPCA is sharing this CFP that we thought our membership might be interested in. For more information, contact: Gregory Bray, brayg@newpaltz.edu Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2021 We invite chapter proposals for a collection of critical essays … Continue reading CFP: Who Was That Masked Woman?

Review: Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War by Daniel Y. Kim

Daniel Y. Kim. Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War. New York: NYU Press, 2020. Review by Katherine Allocco, Western Connecticut State University Daniel Kim’s thorough and thoughtful new book, Intimacies of Conflict, argues that the Korean War, the so-called “forgotten war”, exerted a widespread influence on the way that Americans understood, discussed … Continue reading Review: Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War by Daniel Y. Kim

Conference Keynote: Dr. Henry Jenkins at #NEPCA2021

We are so very pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker for the 2021 NEPCA Annual Conference is Dr. Henry Jenkins. Dr. Jenkins has and continues to be an important and valuable voice in the world of popular culture studies and we look forward to his talk on Friday, October 22 as our Keynote Speaker. NEPCA's … Continue reading Conference Keynote: Dr. Henry Jenkins at #NEPCA2021

#NEPCA2021 Digital Media and Gaming Culture Area CFP

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of Digital Media and Gaming Culture for its annual conference, occurring online from 21 October through 23 October 2021. In this area, we welcome a wide variety of papers on the subjects of digital media and/or gaming, both fields loosely defined. Submissions … Continue reading #NEPCA2021 Digital Media and Gaming Culture Area CFP