Fantasy and Science Fiction area of Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) CFP

deadline for submissions: 
June 15, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)
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The Fantasy and Science Fiction area of Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks papers for presentation at our annual conference this fall which will run as a hybrid conference from Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 5. Virtual sessions will take place on Thursday evening and Friday morning via Zoom, and in-person sessions will take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning at Nichols College, Dudley, Massachusetts. 

Highlighting the more positive aspects of the fantastic genre, the Fantasy and Science Fiction area seeks to examine texts that bring about a sense of wonder in their receivers through their representation of the marvelous, and we welcome submissions from scholars of all levels for papers that explore any aspect of the intermedia traditions of the fantastic that might promote this work. Topics can include, but are not limited to, elements of fairy tale, fantasy, legend, mythology, and science fiction; proposals should investigate how creative artists have shaped and/or altered our preconceptions of these sub-traditions by producing innovative works in diverse countries, time periods, and media and for audiences at all age levels.

NEPCA presentations are generally 15-20 minutes in length and may be delivered either formally or informally.  NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment involving graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars.

Please visit the NEPCA Conference page to see all things related to the conference.  Submit your proposal HERE.