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Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture – NEPCA Hybrid Fall Conference 2024 (Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Annual Conference)

Nichols College, MA, and via Zoom
Organization: Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
Event: Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Annual Conference
Categories: Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, Film, TV, & Media
Event Date: 2024-10-03 to 2024-10-05 Abstract Due: 2024-06-15

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference to be held online October 3 – 5, 2024, and in person at Nichols College, MA. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom. In-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning with broadcast via Zoom.

We encourage panel proposals as well as individual submissions.

Papers are generally 15-20 minutes in length. We also encourage works in progress, and informal presentations. 

This area considers the intersection of politics, civic life, and popular culture. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Political actions that involve pop culture, including banning or attacking elements of pop culture
  • Depictions of political people, elected officials, voting, political actions and protests, in pop culture
  • Documentary films, television series, or podcasts that focus on politics and civic actions
  • Music and performance that are political in nature
  • The art of political action and protest
  • Depictions of being a “good” citizen versus a “bad” citizen in pop culture
  • Politics, civic life, and pop culture as they intersect with pedagogy and research

The call will be open until June 15, 2024. You can submit your proposal at this link, which will ask the following questions about your proposal:

  • Proposal Type (Single Presentation, Panel, or Roundtable)
  • Subject Area
  • Working Title
  • Academic Affiliation (if any)
  • Abstract (250 words)
  • Short bio (50-200 words)

If you have questions about this area, please reach out to the Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Chair: Dana Gavin, Dutchess Community College, dana.gavin@sunydutchess.edu. 


Dana Gavin