CFP: Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture – Northeast Popular and American Culture Association Fall Conference 2023

deadline for submissions: 
August 1, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular and American Culture Association (NEPCA)

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association’s Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture area welcomes paper submissions from graduate students, educators, and independent researchers of popular culture. NEPCA’s 2023 fall virtual conference will be held October 12 – October 14, 2023 via Zoom. The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2023.

We encourage panel proposals as well as individual submissions.

Papers are generally 15–20 minutes in length. We also encourage works in progress, and informal presentations. 

This area considers the intersection of politics, civic life, and popular culture. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Political actions that involve pop culture, including banning or attacking elements of pop culture
  • Depictions of political people, elected officials, voting, political actions and protests, in pop culture
  • Documentary films, television series, or podcasts that focus on politics and civic actions
  • Music and performance that are political in nature
  • The art of political action and protest
  • Depictions of being a “good” citizen versus a “bad” citizen in pop culture
  • Politics, civic life, and pop culture as they intersect with pedagogy and research

If you have questions about this area, please reach out to the Politics, Civic Life, and Pop Culture Chair: Dana Gavin, Dutchess Community College,

Visit the Conference Page for more information:

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is August 1, 2023. Please use this form