NEPCA Seeking Area Chairs

At NEPCA's October Executive Council meeting, two new areas were proposed: Media Literacy and Crime in Fact and Fiction. Before launching, however, NEPCA wishes to gauge interest from those who might wish to serve as a chair for one of these areas. A chair helps solicit and evaluate papers. A thorough job description can be found … Continue reading NEPCA Seeking Area Chairs

One of Our Graduate Prize Winners

Here's a picture of Eren Odabasi,the winner of the 2016 Carol Mitchell Prize for Best Graduate Student paper. Alas, Nova Seals, our Amos St. Germain Prize winner got away from the podium before I could snap her picture. Each year NEPCA honors two graduate students for excellence at the previous year's conference. Maybe your picture … Continue reading One of Our Graduate Prize Winners

Scenes From the 2017 Conference: I

Scenes from NEPCA 2017. This is the day after when your faithful Executive Secretary took Krisha (Sukrittaya Jukping) to see the house and statue of one of her heroines: Sojourner Truth. She was thrilled. Seems like the least I could do for one who had traveled 46 hours (!!!) from Thailand to take part in … Continue reading Scenes From the 2017 Conference: I

NEPCA a Roaring Success

Our annual conference, this year held at UMass Amherst, has just concluded and it was a huge success! There were the usual things that happen at every conference, everywhere: some technology wobbles, no-shows, etc. but the biggest problem was a pleasant one: so many superb papers that one couldn't possibly hear them all! Congratulations to … Continue reading NEPCA a Roaring Success


T minus 7 days and counting folks. NEPCA's fall conference launches next Friday. For those coming from out of the region, the preliminary weather forecast cals fro mild weather. but don't trust it this far in advance. Check the forecast as the date draws nearer and plan your wardrobe accordingly. It's never a bad idea … Continue reading ONE WEEK UNTIL NEPCA

Attention Graduate Students Presenting at NEPCA

NEPCA awards two cash prizes for best graduate student papers at its annual conferences. If you are presenting this October and your paper goes well, consider entering this competition. The rules: Only your panel chair can nominate a paper. If you'd like to compete, approach your chair and ask that individual to nominate your paper. At … Continue reading Attention Graduate Students Presenting at NEPCA


This summer NEPCA reserved blocks of rooms at several area hotels and motels. To date, no one has registered at any of those in Hadley. (For out-of-towners, Hadley and Amherst run together and most of these hotels are 1-3 miles from campus.) Part of our deal with the local hotels is that they can release … Continue reading MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR NEPCA LODGING NOW!