Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture, NEPCA 2019, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Call for Papers
June 1, 2019
New Hampshire, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Asian American History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

2019 Northeast Popular and American Culture Association Conference
Friday, November 15-Saturday, November 16
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The Race and Ethnicity Area requests proposals for individual papers or 3-4 paper panels to be presented at the 2019 Northeast Popular and American Culture Association (NEPCA) annual conference. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that 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. Please upload proposals to https://goo.gl/forms/QdMp1Ov9bUKYTSin1 by June 1, 2019.

Suggested topics for the Race and Ethnicity Area include (but are not limited to):

  • Constructions and depictions/appropriation of race in particular genres (film, comics, music etc.) or mass culture and social media (spirit animals, sugar skulls, “Taco Tuesdays” etc.)
  • The intersections of race, ethnicity, popular culture and academia, including pedagogy
  • “Whitewashing” and other approaches to racialization in book-to-screen adaptations
  • Race and ethnicity in public discourse (Black Lives Matter, immigration, Islamophobia ...)
  • The intersections with and meanings of race and ethnicity in constructions of nation/nationalism, “postracial” culture, neoliberalism, globalization and capitalism

Contact the area chair, Cory Matieyshen (cmatieyshen@gmail.com), with any questions. Further information on the conference will be made available at https://nepca.blog/conference/

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