World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

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Call for Papers
June 15, 2016
New Hampshire, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Literature, Popular Culture Studies

The World Literature area for the 2016 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2016 annual conference will be held from October 21-22, 2016 at Keene State College in Keene, NH.

The NEPCA World Literature area welcomes papers that explore both individual works of world literature as well as contemporary issues in the field of World Literature.  Questions under consideration could include how to understand what world literature is, how popular culture intersects with works of world literature, how best to teach works of world literature as well as the exploration of current trends in postcolonial, world and comparative literatures.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Intersections of popular culture and World Literature
  • Retelling of works of world literature in popular culture media
  • Publication, reception and audience of World Literature
  • World Literature and the American classroom
  • Violence in World Literature
  • Trends in World Literature
  • The Future of World Literature
  • Translation
  • World Literature and Genre

Please submit paper proposals of 250-500 words to the World Literature area chair Susan Gorman ( by June 15, 2016 via the paper proposal form available on the NEPCA website.  Please ensure that your proposal is jargon-free and understandable to a broad audience.  Your submission should also include a current CV.

For more information, and to access a copy of the paper proposal form, please visit the NEPCA website:

Contact Info: 
Susan Gorman, Area Chair
World Literature
MCPHS University
179 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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