Welcome to NEPCA Fantastic, the official blog of the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (a.k.a. NEPCA), a regional affiliate of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association. Founded in 2008 and online since 2010, we seek to provide both a resource to potential presenters and a gateway to furthering the study of the intermedia traditions of the fantastic in all their varied forms.
Friday, April 11, 2014
NEPCA Fantastic 2014 Revised Call for Papers (6/1/14)
UPDATE 6/4/14: PROPOSALS WILL NOW BE ACCEPTED UP TO 5 PM EST ON 13 JUNE 2014 CALL FOR PAPERS
2014 Conference of The Northeast Popular
Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island
Friday 24 October and Saturday 25 October 2014
Proposals by 1 June 2014
Formed in 2009, the Science
Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area celebrates its sixth anniversary in 2014, and
we seek proposals from scholars of all levels for papers that explore any
aspect of the intermedia traditions of the fantastic (including, but not
limited to, elements of science fiction, fantasy, fairy tale, gothic, horror, legends,
and mythology) and how creative artists have altered our preconceptions of
these subtraditions by producing, in diverse countries and time periods and for
audiences at all levels, innovative works.
· * Given
the conference location in Rhode Island, we would also be very much interested
in organizing at least one session on H. P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu mythos.
· * Given
the proximity to Halloween, we are especially interested in proposal related to
monsters and the monstrous, either in connection with Lovecraft or not.
Please see our website NEPCA
Fantastic(http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/) for further details and
ideas. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes in length (depending on
final panel size).
If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel of
papers, please send please send the NEPCA Paper Proposal Form (download from
along with an abstract of approximately 250 to 400 words and a one to two page
CV to both the Program Chair AND to the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend
Area Chair at the following addresses (please note "NEPCA Fantastic
Proposal 2014" in your subject line):
The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
(NEPCA) is a regional affiliate of the American Culture Association and the
Popular Culture Association. NEPCA is an association of scholars in New England
and New York, organized in 1974 at the University of Rhode Island. We
reorganized and incorporated in Boston in 1992. The purpose of this
professional association is to encourage and assist research, publication, and
teaching on popular culture and culture studies topics by scholars in the
northeast region of the United States. By bringing together scholars from
various disciplines, both academic and non-academic people, we foster
interdisciplinary research and learning. We publish a newsletter twice per year
and we hold an annual conference at which we present both the Peter C. Rollins
Book Award and an annual prize.