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CFP: Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 25th Annual Conference

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
25th Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Baltimore, MD - Lord Baltimore Hotel

Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Baltimore, MD. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Saturday, June 14, 2014.

For a list of areas and area chair contact information, visit mapaca.net/areas. General questions can be directed to mapaca at mapaca dot net.

CFP: 2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom (November, 2014: Prague, Czech Republic)

2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom

Friday 7th November – Sunday 10th November 2014

Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

The words ‘fan’ and ‘fandom’ often conjure up images of screaming groupies, sports supporters adorned in the colours of ‘their’ team, die-hard messageboard participants and even stalkers who perpetrate actual violence against the object of their fannish desires. Whether viewed as a positive or negative cultural force, fandoms represent participatory communities that are so thoroughly inscribed within our social fabric, and integral to the way many individuals understand their identity, that it warrants holistic study in an interdisciplinary context.

CFP: MPCA/ACA Death Studies Panel, Indianapolis, Oct 3-5, 2014

Please consider submitting a paper to the Death Studies panel of the Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture conference. Any subject pertaining to the study of death in American or popular culture is welcome.

The URL for the conference provides specific information. You can submit your proposal digitally here:



Amy K. Drees

Defiance College


Email: adrees@defiance.edu

Visit the website at http://mpcaaca.org/indy-2014/2014-cfp/

CFP: Northeast Popular Culture Association: Video Gaming and Digital Media

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on the topic of digital media 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.

CFP: 100 Best Bands

This three-volume encylopedia is in the final stages with a few entries left to complete. The style of music for the remaining bands ranges widely. Each entry is slated for 4500 words with emphasis on band history and impact, selected discography, and bibliography. Short list of open entries is available upon request.

David Moskowitz

Professor of Music

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD 57069

Email: 100bestbands@gmail.com

(Ed. note - Changed the email address to .com from .ocm as it appeared in the original call)