Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area for NEPCA
The Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Area of NEPCA invites proposals from scholars of all levels for papers and/or panels that explore any aspect of the role of political actors, institutions, ideology, rhetoric, and satire in popular culture. Papers may be drawn from all policy domains, both foreign and domestic.
Recent conferences featured panels on:
- The presidency in popular culture
- Storytelling in the public square
- News coverage of political figures and campaigns
- Narrative approaches to public policy
- Political icons
- American identity
Presentations will be limited to 15 or 20 minutes in length depending on the final panel size.
Given the proximity of the conference to 2019 elections and 2020 presidential primaries in the United States, papers and panels that specifically address those events are particularly welcome.