EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sports Area - NEPCA Hybrid Fall Conference 2024

deadline for submissions: 
July 1, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) Sports Area invites submissions for NEPCA’s annual conference to be held online October 3 – 5, 2024, and in person at Nichols College, MA. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom. In-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning with broadcast via Zoom.

Papers, and other types of submissions, should address popular culture explicitly, while methodologies from across disciplines, cultural contexts, a variety of media and historical periods are all encouraged. This area accepts papers from undergraduate and graduate students, postgraduate researchers, and independent scholars, including proposals for full panels and/or roundtables.

This area probes North American and international intersections between sports, society, and culture. Among the topics welcomed are those probing:

  • The history and cultural impact of sports
  • Representations of sports in popular culture and media
  • How personal and social identities are manifest in sports
  • Sports and body image
  • Sports as an arena of social, political, and cultural struggle
  • The economic impact of sports

Creative projects, fiction, and memoir are considered only insofar as they are part of broader analytical frameworks.

 The  EXTENDED Deadline is July 1, 2024. Proposals must be submitted by completing this formhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-TZ5oJbxf0LiXL6weNtvdN0ejqwoS...

If you have questions about the NEPCA Conference please email Sports Area Chair, Iraboty Kazi, ikazi3@uwo.ca and/or visit the conference page: https://nepca.blog/2024-conference-page/