Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture, NEPCA 2019, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
The Race and Ethnicity Area requests proposals for individual papers or 3-4 paper panels to be presented at the 2019 Northeast Popular and American Culture Association (NEPCA) annual 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. Please upload proposals to https://goo.gl/forms/QdMp1Ov9bUKYTSin1by June 1, 2019.
Suggested topics for the Race and Ethnicity Area include (but are not limited to):
- Constructions and depictions/appropriation of race in particular genres (film, comics, music etc.) or mass culture and social media (spirit animals, sugar skulls, “Taco Tuesdays” etc.)
- The intersections of race, ethnicity, popular culture and academia, including pedagogy
- “Whitewashing” and other approaches to racialization in book-to-screen adaptations
- Race and ethnicity in public discourse (Black Lives Matter, immigration, Islamophobia …)
- The intersections with and meanings of race and ethnicity in constructions of nation/nationalism, “postracial” culture, neoliberalism, globalization and capitalism