The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) 2023 Annual Conference
This page includes information about the Annual Conference with relevant updates. It also includes an explanation of how this hybrid conference will happen, the call for papers, advice for people who are submitting their first NEPCA proposal, COVID & public health practices at the conference, and a Frequently Asked Questions section.
The 2023 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) will host its annual conference this fall as a hybrid conference from Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14 . Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday mornings via Zoom and in-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Nichols College.
We are excited to be back together again face-to-face and to continue providing a virtual option for access and affordability. We are looking forward to another engaging and rewarding conference for new and seasoned members alike. We are seeking proposals for panels and presentations for this year’s conference.
NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that 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.
We have several dozen areas for you to submit your proposal to, so be sure to check out our Conference Areas to determine the best place for your proposal. If you have questions about a particular area, reach out and ask the appropriate Area Chair.
Areas at a Glance
Animals and Culture
The Body, Fashion, and Popular Culture
Classrooms, Libraries, and the Academy
Comics and Graphic Novels
Crime and Scandal in Fact and Fiction
Digital Media and Gaming Culture
Fan, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies
Fantasy and Science Fiction
Film & History
Folklore, Belief, & Religion
Food and Culture
Genders, Sex and Sexualities
Health, Disease and Popular Culture
History and Popular Uses of the Past
Literature and Popular Culture
Monsters and the Monstrous
Philosophy, Belief, and Popular Culture
Politics, Civic Life and Popular Culture
Race and Ethnicity
Romance/Popular Romance Fiction
Science and Technology
Storytelling and Narrative
Travel, Tourism, and Global Culture