NINTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
FANTASTIC FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA
Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com
2016 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire
21 and 22 October 2016
Proposals by 15 June 2016
Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
Formed in 2008, the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area celebrates its ninth anniversary in 2016, 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 fairy tale, fantasy, gothic, horror, legend, mythology, and science fiction) and how creative artists have altered our preconceptions of these subtraditions by producing innovative works in diverse countries and time periods and for audiences at all levels.
Special topics: Given the proximity of the conference to Halloween, we are always interested in proposals related to monsters and the monstrous, and, in anticipation of the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 2018, we are especially hoping for proposals that address aspects of the Frankenstein tradition and the fantastic.
Please see our website NEPCA Fantastic (http://nepcafantastic.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, please address inquiries and send your biography and paper abstract (each of 500 words) to the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair at email@example.com, noting “NEPCA Fantastic Proposal 2016” in your subject line. Do also submit your information on NEPCA’s official Paper Proposal Form accessible from https://nepca.wordpress.com/2016-conference/.
Please submit inquiries and/or proposals for complete panels directly to the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (a.k.a. NEPCA) was founded in 1974 as a professional organization for scholars living in New England and New York. It is a community of scholars interested in advancing research and promoting interest in the disciplines of popular and/or American culture. NEPCA’s membership consists of university and college faculty members, emeriti faculty, secondary school teachers, museum specialists, graduate students, independent scholars, and interested members of the general public. NEPCA is an independently funded affiliate of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Membership is open to all interested parties, regardless of profession, rank, or residency. NEPCA holds an annual conference that invites scholars from around the globe to participate. In an effort to keep costs low, it meets on college campuses throughout the region.
Membership in NEPCA is required for participation and annual dues are included in conference registration fees. Further details are available at http://nepca.wordpress.com/membership-information/.