MPCA Virtual Graduate Student Mini-Conference 2023

deadline for submissions: 
January 13, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 


Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Virtual Graduate Student Mini Conference

Friday-Saturday, March 10-11, 2023


Submit your work in progress paper or panel proposals (including the title of the presentation) to the appropriate area on the Submissions website ( Please do not submit the same proposal to more than one area. New this year to the Mini-Conference: TIPS (Teaching Ideas for Popular Culture Studies)! Submit ideas for teaching popular culture in your classes!

Theme for 2023: Becoming MPCA/ACA: The Virtual Graduate Student Mini Conference

Deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, January 13, 2023 (and will open on Sunday, October 16, 2022).

Please include your name, affiliation, and e-mail address of each author/participant.

Works in Progress
TIPS (Teaching Ideas for Popular Culture Studies)
Professional Development

All papers and panels should be written by or for graduate students (e.g. professional development panels). Individuals of all ranks are welcome to submit, but please tailor your panels and papers to these audiences. Abstracts of 250 words are required for submission.

REGISTRATION FEES: Registration is $50 for presenting full-time faculty;  $25 for presenting emerging scholars (including students) and independent scholars; $15 for those not presenting; free for non-presenting undergraduate students. Registration will open on January 15, 2023 on

For more information, please visit the website: or email Julia Largent Kuttler, MPCA President,