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The Lord Baltimore is an historic, newly-renovated hotel located in the heart of Downtown Baltimore and just a short walk from the city’s Inner Harbor tourist area. Hotel amenities include a business center, bistro, lobby bar, bakery, and fitness center. For more, visit lordbaltimorehotel.com.
Baltimore, a “city of neighborhoods” nicknamed Charm City, is an ideal home for MAPACA’s 25th annual conference. From Francis Scott Key’s writing of The Star Spangled Banner to a filming location for the Netflix series House of Cards, from John Waters films to HBO’s The Wire, as the birthplace of Babe Ruth and home to the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, Baltimore is full of history and popular culture.
MAPACA is pleased to announce that our special guest for the 2014 conference is the legendary independent filmmaker, author, and popular culture aficionado John Waters. Born and raised in Baltimore, his notable films include Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Crybaby.
The Lord Baltimore Hotel is located at 20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. The hotel is on the corner of Baltimore Street and Hanover Street, blocks from the Inner Harbor in Downtown Baltimore.
From Route 95, take exit 53 (I-395 N) toward Downtown/Inner Harbor. Continue on South Howard Street, make a right on West Baltimore Street. The Lord Baltimore Hotel will be on the left.
Tentative conference schedule
A tentative schedule was published on September 8, 2014
- American Studies
- Architecture and the Built Environment
- Art & Visual Culture
- Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
- Children and Childhood Studies
- Comics, Cartoons, and Video Gaming
- Death in American Culture
- Decorative Arts and Design
- Detective Fiction
- Disability Studies
- Environment and Culture
- Fan Fiction
- Fashion, Appearance and Material Culture
- Film Studies
- Food and Culture
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (GLBTQ) Studies
- Internet Culture
- Language and Popular Culture
- Latino/a Studies
- Native American Studies
- Novels, Then and Now
- Professional Development
- Religion and Popular Culture
- Sexuality and Erotica
- Tattoos and Tattooing
- Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
- Travel and Tourism
- Urban Culture
- War Studies
- Women’s Studies
- Working Class Culture