Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality (2009 NEPCA Conference / Proposals due June 1, 2009 / Conference dates: Oct. 23-24, 2009

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Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
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The Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality Area Chair of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks individual-paper proposals for presentation at NEPCA's annual fall conference, which will be held on the campus of Queensborough Community College (Bayside, Queens, New York City) October 23-24, 2009.

Submissions pertaining to any aspect of gender studies, LGBT studies, and/or sexuality studies are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels. Of particular interest are contributions that explore the representation and/or social construction of masculinity, femininity, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, and others in various media offerings (e.g., intriguing films, television programs, Internet sites, comic books, etc.) as well as reception studies pertaining to such media offerings. Additional topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to, advertising images and appeals, coming-of-age narratives, HIV/AIDS, romantic and sexual relationships, and queer theory in its various applications. Individual presentations will be limited to approximately 20 minutes in length.

The deadline for submitting proposals is June 1, 2009. Interested individuals are asked to submit (1) a 1-2 page paper proposal (including presentation title) and (2) a one-page CV by that date, via e-mail, to Kylo-Patrick Hart, the Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality Area Chair, at: At the same time, copies of those same materials should also be e-mailed to Mark Van Ells, the 2009 NEPCA Conference Program Chair, at:

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