Annual Conference

This page is the conference page for the 2020 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Conference.  It will be updated periodically and should be the go-to place for information.  We also encourage you to sign up for the NEPCA blog to keep up-to-date with our conference and other information and opportunities (sign up via email, RSS, or other preferred formats on the right-hand column).

The 2020 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall on as a virtual conference in late October 2020, sponsored by Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire.  We are looking forward to another engaging and rewarding conference for new and seasoned members alike.  We are seeking proposals for panels and presentations for this year’s conference.

A chalk board with Scrabble letters spelling out "NEPCA is coming" in the center.

NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

COVID-19 And The Conference

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year, NEPCA will be holding a virtual conference.  The details will be worked out and shared soon, but ultimately, we will be doing a synchronous online gathering where scholars will be able to share their research, engage with dialogue, and connect with other participants.

Conference Schedule

  • The Call-For-Papers Submission Form is open from now until June 30th.  The information you should be prepared to enter for a submission should include:
    • Name
    • Home address
    • Telephone number
    • Affiliation (if applicable)
    • Role
    • Active email address
    • Primary Subject Area
    • (Possible) Secondary Subject Area
    • Singular Paper or a Panel
    • Short bio (50-200 words)
    • Working Proposal Title (60 characters or less)
    • Abstract (No more than 250 words)
  • Conference registration will open in August, 2020 with early-bird pricing.
  • In late July, we will announce accepted papers.
  • A draft version of the schedule will likely be available by late August 2020.
  • For accepted proposals, the last day to register for the conference will be by Monday, September 21st.
  • Monday, September 21st will also be the last day of early-bird registration.

We will also have (and request) additional recommendations for places to stay, eat and enjoy while in the Manchester area.

For more information or questions, contact

Lance Eaton
Executive Secretary, NEPCA