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

Registration & Conference Schedule for #NEPCA2020

Greetings friends, We are excited to share out that both registration and the current draft of the 2020 NEPCA Virtual Conference are now available.  Be sure to check out the schedule and see which events you're excited to attend and also be sure to register. Register here for the 2020 NEPCA Virtual Conference Current Draft … Continue reading Registration & Conference Schedule for #NEPCA2020

Extended Call for #NEPCA2020

The CFP for the Northeast Popular Culture Associate Annual Conference for 2020 has been extended.  We will be accepting admissions until June 15. This year's conference will either be hybrid (some sessions online and some face-to-face) or entirely virtual. We're dependent upon what the host institution decides and their announcement will come in early June.  … Continue reading Extended Call for #NEPCA2020