Monsters of Beowulf (8/1/21; NEPCA virtual 10/21-23/21)

deadline for submissions: 
August 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

Monsters of Beowulf: Past, Present, Future

Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.


The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (a.k.a. NEPCA) prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals for presentations of 15-20 minutes in length, from researchers at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars, as well as independent scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

For this session, we’re looking for papers that explore and highlight the reception and representation of the monsters of Beowulf in popular culture.


If you are interested in joining this session, please submit the following information into NEPCA’s online form at

  • Proposal Type (Single Presentation or Panel)
  • Subject Area (select the “Monsters and the Monstrous” from the list)
  • Working Title
  • Abstract (250 words)
  • Short bio (50-200 words)

Address any inquiries to the area chairs: Michael A. Torregrossa at

Presenters are also required to become members of NEPCA for the year.