CFP: World Literature - Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference

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Call for Papers
June 1, 2018
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Literature, Popular Culture Studies, Teaching and Learning, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies

The World Literature area for the 2018 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2018 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 19-Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA.

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 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:

  • Strategies for teaching World Literature
  • 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 250-400 words to the World Literature area chair Susan Gorman ( by June 1, 2018 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:

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Susan Gorman, Associate Professor of English

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