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Some Rooms Available Saturday Night

The Campus Center Hotel advises they have a small number of hotel rooms available for Saturday night of the NEPCA conference. You can book one by calling them directly: 877-822-2110.  Friday night is currently booked solid, but you could check for cancellations. Otherwise, check this site for other lodging options.



There are just ten days left to register for NEPCA’s fall conference. Please do so immediately. We have a very long waiting list of presenters that we will begin to call upon for those whose conference fees are not paid by the end of the day on 31 August.


If you have applied to give a paper for the fall NEPCA conference, you should have received notification by now.


If you, for some reason, have not received notification, please contact Marty Norden immediately:

Reminder: PRESENTERS WHO DO NOT REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 1 WILL BE BUMPED TO THE WAIT LIST. We have a large number of individuals whose papers were waited-listed in the first round and if you do not pay and register by September 1, you may lose your place on the program.

Acceptances To Be Sent Soon

We ask those of you who have sent proposals to bear with us just a little longer. We had a record number of submissions and are in the final stages of fashioning panels and making cuts. We will have to be much more selective this year due to space limitations. If your paper hasn’t been selected this year, please hold on–we may be able to get it in if there are withdrawals. If we can’t, it’s not because your proposal wasn’t good–in all likelihood, it’s purely a matter of space and we hope you will try again next year.

NEPCA Fall Proposals are Closed


The deadline for submitting a proposal for the fall conference has passed. We had a record number of submissions this year and will only solicit papers to round out panels where necessary.

Thanks to all for submitting and please don’t be discouraged if your paper can’t be accommodated this year. You will hear from us very soon as we will meet on June 12 to assemble the preliminary program.




A reminder to all that the deadline for submitting proposals for NEPCA’s fall conference at UMass Amherst is June 1.

CFP: Film and History

Call for Papers for Film and History area for the October 27-28, 2017 Northeast Regional Popular / American Cultural Association (NEPCA) annual conference.


Dr. Carol Mitchell; Area Chair of Film and History



Call for Papers: Film and History. The annual fall conference of NEPCA will be held at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA on October 27-28, 2017. Deadline for proposals is June 1, 2017. Visit the NEPCA website at: for full information on proposal submission and registration.


Film and History welcomes presentations on a wide range of film topics contributing to popular culture.

Suggestions for topics include:

  • Films portraying historical events with great accuracy or which provide fresh or controversial perspectives (e.g., Spotlight; F.K.)
  • Films exploring the nature of complex characters or incorporating social, political, and cultural themes (e.g., heroism, friendship, injustice, racism, betrayal, ambition)
  • Film adaptations of other media, (i.e., novels, short stories, theatre) or from real life
  • Film genres, such as comedy, crime film, the Western, war film, or science fiction
  • Filmmaking and film directors (e.g., Scorsese’s portrayal of women)
  • History of the cinema and economic and cultural impacts of film on society
  • Academy Awards’ nominations, policies, and practices


Please submit your paper proposals by following the 2017 Paper Proposals link at by June 1, 2017.


NEPCA presentations are generally 15-20 minutes in length and may be delivered either formally or informally. As Area Chair of Film and History, I am happy to preview your proposal. However, all final submissions should be “CC’d” to me at in addition to your submission to the program chair.


NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment consisting of graduate students, independent scholars, junior faculty, and senior scholars.