Call for Papers for Film and History area for the NEPCA’s 2018 Fall Conference

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Call for Papers
June 1, 2018
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, Popular Culture Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Social History / Studies

Call for Papers: Film and History. The annual fall conference of the Northeast Popular / American Culture Association (NEPCA) will be held at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA on October 19-20, 2018.  Deadline for proposals is June 1, 2018. Visit the NEPCA website at: for full information on proposal submission and registration.

Film and History welcomes presentations on a wide range of film topics contributing to popular culture.  Suggestions for topics include:

  • Films portraying historical events with great accuracy or which provide fresh or controversial perspectives (e.g., Spotlight; J.F.K.)
  • Films exploring the nature of complex characters or incorporating  social, political, and cultural themes (e.g., heroism, friendship, injustice, racism, betrayal, ambition)
  • Film adaptations of other media, (i.e., novels, short stories, theatre) or from real life
  • Film genres, such as comedy, crime film, the Western, war film, or science fiction
  • Filmmaking and film directors (e.g., Scorsese’s portrayal of women)
  • History of the cinema and economic and cultural impacts of film on society
  • Academy Awards’ nominations, policies, and practices

Please submit your paper proposals by following the 2018 Paper Proposals link at: by June 1, 2018.

NEPCA presentations are generally 15-20 minutes in length and may be delivered either formally or informally. As Area Chair of Film and History, I am happy to preview your proposal.  However, all final submissions should be “CC’d” to me at in addition to your submission to the program chair.

NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment consisting of graduate students, independent scholars, junior faculty, and senior scholars.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Carol Mitchell; Area Chair of Film and History