Race and Ethnicity in Popular Culture Panale at NEPCA 2019 Conference

Country: USA

City: New Hampshire

Abstr. due: 01.06.2019

Dates: 15.11.19 — 16.11.19

Organizing comittee e-mail: cmatieyshen@gmail.com

Organizers: Northeast Popular and American Culture Association


2019 Northeast Popular and American Culture Association Conference
Friday, November 15-Saturday, November 16
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The Race and Ethnicity Area requests proposals for individual papers or 3-4 paper panels to be presented at the 2019 Northeast Popular and American Culture Association (NEPCA) annual conference. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

Suggested topics for the Race and Ethnicity Area include (but are not limited to):

  • Constructions and depictions/appropriation of race in particular genres (film, comics, music etc.) or mass culture and social media (spirit animals, sugar skulls, “Taco Tuesdays” etc.)
  • The intersections of race, ethnicity, popular culture and academia, including pedagogy
  • “Whitewashing” and other approaches to racialization in book-to-screen adaptations
  • Race and ethnicity in public discourse (Black Lives Matter, immigration, Islamophobia ...)
  • The intersections with and meanings of race and ethnicity in constructions of nation/nationalism, “postracial” culture, neoliberalism, globalization and capitalism

Conference Web-Site: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/3727435/race-and-ethnicity-popular-culture-nepca-2019-portsmouth-new