The 2014 meeting of NEPCA will convene at Providence College in Providence, RI, from 24-25 October 2013, and, in conjunction with NEPCA, the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area is pleased to announce that the call for papers for our sixth-anniversary sessions is now available. We are especially interested in proposals that explore the fiction of Rhode Island native H. P. Lovecraft and its afterlife AND monsters in general but will also consider proposals outside that topic. Scholars of all levels are invited to submit individual proposals of proposals for complete sessions; be advised that submissions will be accepted until 1 June 2014. Further details are available in the posted call for papers.

Archive lists of past sessions can be accessed via the following links: 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Be on the lookout in fall 2013 for our call for papers for the 2014 convocation of NEPCA at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, from 24-25 October.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Area Call for Papers 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/
2011 Conference of The Northeast Popular / American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut (181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810)
Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November 2011
Proposals by 1 June 2011

Proposals are invited from scholars of all levels for papers to be presented in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes in length and may address any aspect of the multi-media genres of science fiction, fantasy, and/or legends in popular culture, though we are particularly interested this year in papers devoted to fan appropriation of this material. Please see our website (http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/) for further details and ideas.

Given the proximity to Halloween, we are also interested in proposals devoted to the investigations of the medieval in Gothic and Horror narratives for a session entitled “Monstrous Medievalisms 2011" to be sponsored by The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages.

If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel of papers, please send a paper proposal of approximately 250 words and a one-page CV to both the Program Chair AND to the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area Chair at the following addresses (please note "SF/Fantasy/Legend Proposal" in your subject line):

Don Gagnon
Program Chair
gagnond@wcsu.edu

Michael A. Torregrossa
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Legend Area Chair
Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@gmail.com


The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) is a regional affiliate of the American Culture Association and the Popular Culture Association. NEPCA is an association of scholars in New England and New York, organized in 1974 at the University of Rhode Island. We reorganized and incorporated in Boston in 1992. The purpose of this professional association is to encourage and assist research, publication, and teaching on popular culture and culture studies topics by scholars in the northeast region of the United States. By bringing together scholars from various disciplines, both academic and non-academic people, we foster
interdisciplinary research and learning.

Membership in NEPCA is required for participation. Annual dues are currently $30. Further details are available at http://users.wpi.edu/~jphanlan/NEPCA.html.

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