Please consider submitting a proposal for the Fall 2020 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) conference! This particular Call for Papers is for research (including works in progress) related to the broad category of BELIEF.
NEPCA’s 2020 annual conference is scheduled to be held from Friday, October 23-Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. However, because of the current pandemic crisis, there is a possibility that the conference will be partially or fully virtual: check the NEPCA conference website for the latest updates at https://nepca.blog/conference/ .
For more information about the range of topics and fields of inquiry of the BELIEF area, please link to https://nepca.blog/short-summary-of-nepca-areas/ and scroll down to BELIEF. The BELIEF area welcomes a range of papers and presentations (multi-modality is encouraged) and while past repsentations have focused on the place of all aspects, platforms and experssions of BELIEF (religions, religious language and imagery, and religious tropes, for example) in popular culture, the BELIEF area this year especially encourages presentations that localizes BELIEF within the popular context of the current health and economic global crises.
Please submit your proposal via the online form; the link to the form can be found on the main 2020 conference page (scroll down to the section that begins "Conference Schedule" and click on the link to the submission form). Both proposals for individual papers and complete panels will be considered. The deadline for proposals is Monday, June 1, 2020. When you submit your proposal, also email the BELIEF Area Chair, June-Ann Greeley, at email@example.com and note in your email that you have submitted the official form.
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, independent, senior and retired scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.
June-Ann Greeley, PhD
Dept. Languages and Literature, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT 06825