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2015 NEPCA Conference

Proposals are now being accepted for NEPCA's 2015 conference at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH, which convenes October 30-31, 2015. Click on FALL CONFERENCE tab for full information. Scroll down to "How Do I Submit a Proposal"

Rollins Prize

NEPCA is now accepting nominations from publishers for the best work in popular and/or American culture published in 2104. Click on the NEPCA Prizes tab above for details.

Important Dates

June 15: Books to be considered for the Rollins Prize must be received by this date.

June 15: Last day to submit conference paper proposals.

September 1: Last day to submit items for NEPCA News.

September 30: Last day for pre-registrants to be listed in program.

October 10: Last day mail-in registrations can be processed in time for the conference.

October 30-31: 2014 Fall Conference.

NEPCA’s 2015 Fall Conference

NEPCA will meet on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH October 30-31, 2015

For conference information, click on the FALL CONFERENCE tab above. This will take you to a page where you find all the materials you need. Scroll down to “How Do I Submit a Proposal?”  

Lodging Information for Colby-Sawyer

Lodging Options are now available for NEPCA’s fall conference at Colby-Sawyer College. Check the Fall Conference tab. On some browsers this option will appear as an option on the side of the page when you click the Fall Conference tab rather than as a separate tab at the top.

Bylaw Revision Annoucement

In accordance with NEPCA’s bylaws, please be advised that the following bylaw amendment will be discussed and voted upon at the rise of conference on October 31.

Article III:

Proposed amendment: One member of the Executive Council shall be a current graduate student approved by the president and voted upon by the general membership. This member shall serve a one-year term (renewal). 

Panel Chairs Sought

There are still a few openings for anyone interested in chairing a session at this fall’s conference. Those interested should contact Program Chair Kraig Larkin to volunteer. NEPCA thanks you for your willingness to participate.

NEPCA Committee Openings Anticipated

NEPCA seeks to involve membership in the organization by rotating committee assignments. At its fall conference in October it will make new appointments to both its Book Review Committee and its Graduate Student Paper Prizes Committee. Job details are listed on the Website.

Those interested in serving should contact Executive Secretary Rob Weir ( to express interest. Please send a brief summary of your qualifications.

NEPCA Seeks Area Chair for Fashion

NEPCA is seeking a replacement to chair its specialized area in fashion. Duties include posting calls for papers for annual conferences (beginning in 2016) and for vetting submissions. If interested, please contact Rob Weir  ( and send a short summary of qualifications.

NIU seeks reviews of dime novels in its online collections

The people behind the Johannsen and LeBlanc Dime Novel Collections at Northern Illinois University invite reviews by scholars, students, and fans of the 19th- and 20th-century dime novels offered on its  revamped Web site. Among the more than 1000 items in the collections, they have scanned 335 issues of Nick Carter Weekly  and plan to add some 200 more issues within the next month.

Elizabeth Foxwell
Managing Editor, Clues: A Journal of Detection
Editor, McFarland Companions to Mystery Fiction series

More on the Confederate Flag

Those looking to read more about the Confederate flag controversy are encouraged to read Megan Garber’s piece in The Atlantic:


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