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This is NEPCA's official website, containing both information about the organization and the latest news about the profession.

2015 NEPCA Conference

NEPCA concluded a very successful conference at Colby Sawyer College October30-31, 2015. Information will be posted soon on the 2016 conference.

Rollins Prize

See this space for upcoming details on the 2015 Rollins Prize.

Important Dates

This space will be updated soon.

NEPCA’s 2016 Fall Conference

The place and dates for NEPCA’s annual conference have been finalized for 2016. NEPCA will meet on the campus of Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire on Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22, 2016.

Periodic updates and information will be made on this site and can be viewed by clicking on the Fall Conference tab above. 

NEPCA Deadline Approaching

There is still time to submit a proposal for the fall 2016 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference!  We are seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for our annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22, 2016, on the campus of Keene State College in Keene, NH. 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.

You can find general information about the 2016 conference here: https://nepca.wordpress.com/2016-conference/. You can find the list of area chairs here: https://nepca.wordpress.com/nepca-area-chairs/ . For more info on a specific area, click on its link (if applicable) on that page.

Please submit your proposal via the online form; the link to the form can be found on the main 2016 conference page (scroll down to the “How do I submit a proposal?” section). Both proposals for individual papers and complete panels will be considered. The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2016.

The 2016 conference site, Keene State College, is located in Keene, New Hampshire, which is less than 2 hours from Boston, about 2 hours from Providence, 2.5 hours from Portland Maine, half an hour from Brattleboro Vermont, less than 4 hours from New York City, and 4 hours from Montreal.

Contact Info:

Karen Honeycutt, 2016 NEPCA conference organizer

Contact Email:

Frankenstein at NEPCA?

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE FANTASTIC
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A THEMED-SESSION OF THE
FANTASTIC (FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA

Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2016 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire
21 and 22 October 2016
Proposals by 15 June 2016

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

Formed in 2008, the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area celebrates its ninth anniversary in 2016, and, this year, we hope to commemorate the 200th-anniversary of the composition of Frankenstein by seeking proposals from scholars of all levels for papers that explore any aspect of Mary Shelleyís novel and its relationship to texts of the ongoing Frankenstein tradition. We are especially interested in papers that explore underrepresented works and media.

Please see our website NEPCA Fantastic http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com for further details and ideas. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes in length (depending on final panel size).

Potential presenters should be aware that studies of Frankenstein in popular culture do not exist in a vacuum, and, in pitching their ideas, will be expected to be familiar with previous discussions of the Frankenstein tradition, including Donald F. Glutís The Frankenstein Catalog (McFarland, 1984) and The Frankenstein Archive (McFarland, 2002) and Susan Tyler Hitchcock’s Frankenstein: A Cultural History (Norton, 2007).
If you are interested in proposing a paper, please address inquiries and send your biography and paper abstract (each of 300 words) to the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair at nepcafantastic@gmail.com, noting “Frankenstein and the Fantastic Proposal 2016” in your subject line. Be sure to submit your iPaper Proposal Form on NEPCA’s official site: https://nepca.wordpress.com/2016-conference/

CFP: The Fantastic at NEPCA

2016 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire
21 and 22 October 2016
Proposals by 15 June 2016

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

Formed in 2008, the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area celebrates its ninth anniversary in 2016, and we seek proposals from scholars of all levels for papers that explore any aspect of the intermedia traditions of the fantastic (including, but not limited to, elements of fairy tale, fantasy, gothic, horror, legend, mythology, and science fiction) and how creative artists have altered our preconceptions of these sub-traditions by producing innovative works in diverse countries and time periods and for audiences at all levels.

Special topics: Given the proximity of the conference to Halloween, we are always interested in proposals related to monsters and the monstrous, and, in anticipation of the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 2018, we are especially hoping for proposals that address aspects of the Frankenstein tradition and the fantastic.

Please see our website NEPCA Fantastic http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com for further details and ideas. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes in length (depending on final panel size).

If you are interested in proposing a paper, please address inquiries and send your biography and paper abstract (each of 500 words) to the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair at nepcafantastic@gmail.com, noting ìNEPCA Fantastic Proposal 2016î in your subject line. Do also submit your information on NEPCAís official Paper Proposal Form accessible from https://nepca.wordpress.com/2016-conference/.

Please submit inquiries and/or proposals online and send a second correspondence to me directly at nepcafantastic@gmail.com.

Praeger Looking for Book Projects

Praeger Publishing, a leading independent academic publisher based in California, is seeking authors for books on American history, American studies, and contemporary American issues. We are looking either for new book ideas from authors or to discuss in-house book ideas with potential authors. Praeger publishes books with an interest to a broad array of readers, from undergraduate students to interested laypersons, rather than narrow focused books of interest to only a small circle of scholars. Our books typically explore a historical theme, idea, or event (we publish very few biographies) with resonance for today. Alternatively, we publish books that examine pressing contemporary issues, often from a historical perspective. We are also looking for those interested in editing academic reference works on selected topics. If you are an interested scholar, please contact acquisitions editor James Ciment at james.ciment@ca.rr.com.

SEND IN THOSE NEPCA PROPOSALS!

There is still plenty of time to submit a proposal for the fall 2016 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference!  We are seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for our annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22, 2016, on the campus of Keene State College in Keene, NH. 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.

We are currently accepting proposals in ALL areas. 

You can find general information about the 2016 conference here: https://nepca.wordpress.com/2016-conference/. You can find the list of area chairs here: https://nepca.wordpress.com/nepca-area-chairs/ . For more info on a specific area, click on its link (if applicable) on that page.

Please submit your proposal via the online form; the link to the form can be found on the main 2016 conference page (scroll down to the “How do I submit a proposal?” section). Both proposals for individual papers and complete panels will be considered. The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2016.

The 2016 conference site, Keene State College, is located in Keene, New Hampshire, which is less than 2 hours from Boston, about 2 hours from Providence, 2.5 hours from Portland Maine, half an hour from Brattleboro Vermont, less than 4 hours from New York City, and 4 hours from Montreal.

 

Contact Info:

Karen Honeycutt, 2016 NEPCA conference organizer

Contact Email:

Photography and Britishness Conference

Photography and Britishness
November 4–5, 2016
Conference at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT

This conference seeks to investigate the various ways in which ideas about Britain have been communicated, inflected, and contested through the photographic image. How has photography been used at “home” and “abroad” to create a variety of images of Britain and Britishness, defined as much from the outside as the inside? How do photographs mirror, reinforce, or interrupt what constitutes “Britishness,” in national, local, imperial, colonial, and post-colonial contexts? What national and regional cultures and conflicts does the construction of British identity subsume? Can “Britishness,” indeed, have a photographic referent or is it itself an effect of representation? We seek papers that consider how photography—as opposed to, or in tandem with, other modes of image-making—has been invested with the capacity to visualize, articulate and contest ideas about Britain. Papers may consider any period in the history of photography, and focus on individual case studies or broader historical questions. Proposals might address the work of individual photographers, photo agencies, or photographic archives; the photographic print or album; different photographic technologies such as lantern slides, stereoscopes, or digital photography; the uses of photography in pedagogy, advertising, news, propaganda; photography as a tool of surveillance and record; the display and exhibition of photographs; photography as art and document. We invite proposals for papers from scholars in any field. Graduate students and early career scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. Travel and accommodation costs will
be covered by the organizers.

Please e-mail abstracts of no more than three hundred words and short CVs or bios, no more than 2 pages. email ycba.research@yale.edu deadline May 16, 2016

Friday, November 5, 5.30 pm . keynote by Martin Parr

This conference is a collaboration between the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut; the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London; and The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Contact Info:

Yale Center For British Art / Sarah Kraus Senior Administrative Assistant Research Department: ycba.research@yale.edu

Asian Studies Conference

45th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference: “Pivot to Asia: Poetics, Progress, and the Popular”

DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS: MAY 30, 2016

 

The College of Liberal Arts of Towson University and the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies announce the call for papers for the 45th annual conference.  The conference theme Pivot to Asia: Poetics, Progress, and the Popular” follows the revival of interest in Asia in the United States and encourages fresh examinations of the region in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Specific areas of inquiry may include but are not limited to: politics, territorial issues, natural resources, the environment, migration, history, philosophy, gender, popular culture, sexualities, and religious practices.

 

We encourage proposals from any discipline, and welcome participation from faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, independent scholars, and professionals. We especially encourage panels with innovative combinations of individuals and fields.

Katherine Bowie, incoming AAS President and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will deliver a keynote address.

To propose a panel, individual paper, or poster presentation, please create an account on our website (maraas.org) and follow the instructions for proposal submission. Proposal deadline is May 30, 2016. Please send any other inquiries to the Conference Co-Chair Erik Ropers (hropers@towson.edu).

Acceptance notices will be sent by June 15, 2016. Travel assistance for graduate students and international scholars up to $100 is available on a competitive basis. Include your request for travel funding with your proposal. Further information on the conference is available on maraas.org (click on “Conferences”).

Contact Info:

Conference Co-Chair:  Erik Ropers

Department of History
Towson University

8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
hropers@towson.edu
410-704-3709 (O) | 410-704-5595 (Fax)

Questions may also be directed to Rachael Hutchinson, rhutch@udel.edu (Vice-President of MAR/AAS)

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