Novels and Book History at MAPACA 2024

deadline for submissions: 
July 7, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
contact email: 

Novels and Book History, an area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, is currently accepting proposals for the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Atlantic City, NJ to be held November 7-9, 2024. 

This area welcomes all explorations of the novel and/or the history of the book as they interact with American and/or popular culture. Subjects include genre fiction, authors and authorship, literary time periods, cultures, settings, reading, publishing, media studies, bookishness, and representations of books/reading in other media. 

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Philadelphia, PA. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome (please contact the appropriate area chair if interested in an alternative proposal type). Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area.

Submission Process: Submit a 300-word proposal by June 30, 2024 to our online submission form at

For a list of other areas and area chair contact information, visit General questions can be directed to The deadline for submission is June 30, 2024.