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

Book Review: Music is Power

Music is Power: Popular Songs, Social Justice, and the Will to Change. By Brad Schreiber. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2020. Viii + 218 pages + bibliography, index. Brad Schreiber opens Music is Power with a defense of protest music. It, like the much of this book, needs to be more precise. Schreiber is … Continue reading Book Review: Music is Power

Bruce Cohen Remembered by Rob Weir

In the early evening of May 7, 2020, longtime NEPCA friend Bruce Cohen, 82, passed away from the COVID-19 virus, which contracted while recovering from knee surgery. Bruce was an emeritus professor of history at Worcester State University, where he taught from 1965 until his retirement in 2016. He was a devotee labor history, a … Continue reading Bruce Cohen Remembered by Rob Weir

#NEPCA2020 CFP: Film and History

Call for Papers for Film and History area for the 2020 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) annual conference scheduled for Friday, October 23 – Saturday, October 24 at the Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. Dr. Carol Mitchell; Area Chair of Film and History Email: cmitchel@springfieldcollege.edu  Call for Papers: Film and History. The … Continue reading #NEPCA2020 CFP: Film and History