CFP Northeastern Popular Culture Association Annual Conference - Food, Foodways, and Culture Area

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Call for Papers
June 1, 2018
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Anthropology, Cultural History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

The Food, Foodways and Culture area of the Northeastern Popular/American Culture Association is inviting paper submissions for its Fall 2018 conference at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA from October 19-20, 2018.

This area explores intersections among food, eating, and popular culture. Possible topics of interest include the following:

  • The history of food and dining
  • Depictions of food and dining in popular culture
  • Connections among food, eating and identity
  • The history and culture of restaurants
  • Food festivals and cooking competitions
  • Cookbooks as popular culture
  • The Food Network and celebrity chefs

Works of fiction and memoirs will not be considered unless they are part of a broader, analytical presentation.

Proposals for both individual papers and full panels are invited.  Papers should appeal to a broad audience.

The deadline for submission of paper proposals is June 1, 2018. Information on submitting proposals can be found on the NEPCA website: Please use the NEPCA Paper Proposal Submission Form:

For additional information contact Ann Kordas, Dept. of Humanities, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI,

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