Book Review: American Community: Radical Experiments in Intentional Living

American Community: Radical Experiments in Intentional Living. By Mark Ferrara. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2020. 183 pp + notes, index. Many scholars have jettisoned the baggage-laden term “utopia.” Dictionaries often imprecisely define it as an imaginary and perfect society. Blame Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), who–in 1516–coined the term “utopia” for an eponymous and … Continue reading Book Review: American Community: Radical Experiments in Intentional Living

CFP: Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture at #NEPCA2020

Call for Papers: Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture 2020 Northeast Popular and American Culture Association Conference Friday, October 23-Saturday, October 24 Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire Proposal Submission Deadline June 1, 2020 The Race and Ethnicity Area requests proposals for individual papers or 3-4 paper panels to be presented at the 2020 … Continue reading CFP: Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture at #NEPCA2020

CFP for World Literature at #NEPCA2020

CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association The World Literature area for the 2020 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2020 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 23-Saturday, October 24 2020 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. The NEPCA World Literature area … Continue reading CFP for World Literature at #NEPCA2020

Call for Papers on the Fantastic for #NEPCA2020

Call for Papers on the Fantastic (Fantasy & Science Fiction / Monsters & the Monstrous) The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the allied Fantastic Areas (Fantasy & Science Fiction and Monsters & the Monstrous) invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at … Continue reading Call for Papers on the Fantastic for #NEPCA2020

NEPCA CFP – Animals & Culture

Call for Papers for Special Session in Animals and Culture 2020 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Conference Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 Proposal due: June 1, 2020 The Animals and Culture area would like to invite proposals on the multifaceted roles and representations of animals … Continue reading NEPCA CFP – Animals & Culture

CFP: NEASA Conference 2020

Patriotism and Protest New England American Studies Association Annual Conference June 6, 2020 Lesley University, Cambridge, MA The New England American Studies Association (NEASA) invites proposals for its 2020 conference on the theme of “Patriotism and Protest.”  How have protest, dissent, and unrest shaped movements in American history and culture? What have been the defining … Continue reading CFP: NEASA Conference 2020

CFP for NEPCA 2020 is here!

The 2020 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall on Friday, October 23-Saturday, October 24 at the 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 … Continue reading CFP for NEPCA 2020 is here!

NEPCA 2020 Annual Conference-Location Announced!

Greetings members! We're excited to finally share that the NEPCA 2020 Annual Conference will be held at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH on October 23 & 24th.  More details will be forthcoming including the CFP but we just wanted to reach out and let you know to bookmark that weekend and we'll see … Continue reading NEPCA 2020 Annual Conference-Location Announced!

Book Review: Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music

Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music by John Corbett. The University of Chicago Press, 2019. 475 Pages. Review by Randy Laist. What do you think of when you think about the 1970s?  Many people who are too young to have many first-hand memories from the 1970s, myself included, harbor a stereotyped characterization of the 1970s … Continue reading Book Review: Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music

Thinking with/in Portsmouth, NH

This entry is from one of our newer members, Queenie Sukhadia who recently attended her first NEPCA Conference. As a first-time participant in the Northeast Popular Culture Association’s annual conference, I arrived in Portsmouth unsure of what to expect. ‘Popular culture’ promises timely, engaging, exciting content, but I’ve learned, over time, that the tone of … Continue reading Thinking with/in Portsmouth, NH