Call for Papers: Teaching and Popular Culture for NEPCA

Richard Rohlin

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The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) announces its first call for paper proposals for its annual conference. The 2018 conference will be held on the campus of the at Worcester State University Worcester, Massachusetts, the weekend of October 19-20, 2018.

NEPCA is soliciting proposals dealing with all aspects of popular culture and American culture, broadly construed. NEPCA welcomes both individual papers and complete panels. We also encourage works in progress, and informal presentations. The only restrictions on presentations are that:

The proposal should be rooted in research. We do not automatically exclude original poetry, composed works of fiction, or musical/dance/storytelling performance, but such works must be connected to greater theoretical and research frameworks.
NEPCA generally avoids proposals whose intent is overtly commercial.
Proposals should appeal to a broad audience.

NEPCA conferences welcome graduate students, junior faculty, independent researchers, and senior faculty as equals. NEPCA prides itself on offering intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects. NEPCA is dedicated to expanding intellectual horizons, open engagement, and constructive criticism.

Papers are generally 15-20 minutes in length. NEPCA discourages (but does not forbid) verbatim reading of papers and strongly encourages creative delivery of papers.

The deadline for applications is June 1, 2018. The Program Chair for 2018 is Russ Pottle but, for tracking and logistical purposes, proposals must be submitted to an online Google Form that can be found on NEPCA's Website. This page also includes a link to area chairs who can assist with any questions you have about your proposal.