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Monsters of Beowulf: Past, Present, Future (Northeast Popular/American Culture Association)

Organization: Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
Event: Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
Categories: Comparative, Pedagogy, Popular Culture, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, 20th & 21st Century, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Poetry, Cultural Studies, Film, TV, & Media
Event Date: 2021-10-21 to 2021-10-23 Abstract Due: 2021-08-01

Monsters of Beowulf: Past, Present, Future

Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.


The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (a.k.a. NEPCA) prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals for presentations of 15-20 minutes in length, from researchers at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars, as well as independent scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

For this session, we’re looking for papers that explore and highlight the reception and representation of the monsters of Beowulf in popular culture.


If you are interested in joining this session, please submit the following information into NEPCA’s online form at http://bit.ly/PopCFP2021.

·         Proposal Type (Single Presentation or Panel)

·         Subject Area (select the “Monsters and the Monstrous” from the list)

·         Working Title

·         Abstract (250 words)

·         Short bio (50-200 words)

Address any inquiries to the area chairs: Michael A. Torregrossa at popular.preternaturaliana@gmail.com.

Presenters are also required to become members of NEPCA for the year.




Michael Torregrossa