Pop Culture Matters Interview #4: James Patrick Carraghan

Welcome to the second interview in this series, where we're checking in with the contributors to Pop Culture Matters: Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association. This third interview is with James Patrick Carraghan.  Theorist-by-night, James Patrick Carraghan received his MA in English from Kutztown University in 2017. He is a contributing … Continue reading Pop Culture Matters Interview #4: James Patrick Carraghan

CFP: Belief and Popular Culture

The NEPCA area, Belief and Popular Culture, welcomes all papers and multimedia presentations that explore the theme of belief and/in popular culture in its several dimensions: folk and popular belief systems; contemporary myths and myth-making; popular belief in history; artifacts and material culture of popular belief systems; belief and media; belief and art, and the intersection … Continue reading CFP: Belief and Popular Culture

NEPCA Publication: Pop Culture Matters

Thanks to the tireless efforts of  Martin F. Norden and Robert E. Weir; they have produced a book of the conference proceedings of the 2017 NEPCA Conference titled:  Pop Culture Matters: Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association. We are very excited that this has come to fruition and are excited … Continue reading NEPCA Publication: Pop Culture Matters

CFP: Teaching Popular Culture, NEPCA 2019

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will be having its annual conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire this year.  And I'm looking for interesting and unique proposals around teaching and popular culture.   This area focuses on how to teach popular culture, which may include sharing unique approaches to: Teaching courses focused specifically on “popular culture” Teaching courses … Continue reading CFP: Teaching Popular Culture, NEPCA 2019

CFP: Travel Studies

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will hold its 2019 conference at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on November 15-16.  The travel studies area of NEPCA invites paper proposals on the subject of travel, broadly conceived.  Paper proposals may include (but are not limited to) analysis and critical perspectives on such … Continue reading CFP: Travel Studies

CFP: Travel/Writing and the Media

Travel / Writing and the Media: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives Edited by Barbara Korte and Anna Sennefelder (University of Freiburg) Travel writing is a flourishing genre with a long history. Since the 1990s, it has been attracting increasing scholarly interest, and its publication output is vast. However, little attention has been paid to the ways in … Continue reading CFP: Travel/Writing and the Media

CFP: Representation(s): Image and Reality, Identity and Community

New England American Studies Association, Call for Papers 2019:  Representation(s): Image and Reality, Identity and Community Earlier this year, our Reality TV President precipitated a government shutdown over a wall that his own party’s Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called a “metaphor,” the latest in the long line of myths and symbols that have shaped American … Continue reading CFP: Representation(s): Image and Reality, Identity and Community