Call for Papers and Discussants: Teaching Popular Culture

There are two calls within this CFP for the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association annual conference on October 24-25 at Providence College in Providence, RI

Call for Papers:  Teaching Popular Culture
If you have a paper to present on teaching popular culture, we would love to have you at the conference.  The paper could be focused on teaching popular culture as its own course, or a popular-culture type course, or on some element of popular culture that you teach within a course.

Call for Discussants: Teaching Popular Culture
We are looking for instructors interested in discussing and talking about their experiences, successes, and challenges in the classroom with regards to teaching popular culture.  This again, could be teaching a general course on popular culture, a specific popular culture course (e.g. courses on comics, sports, television, music, fandom, etc).  Discussants will be given a list of questions to prepare for prior to the event, but it will also be opened up to the audience for questions as well.  
Lance Eaton presenting on Hyde and Hulk intetextuality.

In submitting for this conference please clarify which one you are applying for.  If you are applying to be a discussant, please also include what types of popular culture courses or parts of courses you plan to discuss.

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014 on the campus of Providence College in Providence, RI. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which 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.

NEPCA Fall Conference information, including the paper proposal form, can be found at Please complete the form with abstract and send to the 2014 Program Chair Bob Hackey ( and to the appropriate Area Chair. For a complete list of area chairs, please visit the NEPCA web site: Both proposals for individual papers and complete panels will be considered. The deadline for proposals is Monday, June 9, 2014.

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