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Submitting abstracts to the conference

Submit a proposal now

You must be registered and logged in to submit a proposal abstract. You will not need to register and pay for the conference until after your paper is accepted.

Click “Log In” and choose either “I have an account” or “I want to create an account” to log in or register. Returning MAPACA members who have forgotten their password may choose “Request new password.” Be sure to use the same email address you previously registered with.

Once signed in, choose Submit a proposal on any page to submit a paper, presentation, or roundtable abstract for inclusion in the MAPACA conference. Complete panels (with three to four individual papers) should be submitted as individual papers and area chairs should be contacted regarding the panel.

Title your presentation using title-case capitalization. Italicization can be added throughout using Markdown, a simple markup language.

Proposals may be submitted to only one area. Abstracts must not exceed 300 words.

If you are the sole author of the presentation, enter your information as it will appear in the program if accepted to the conference. If you are submitting an abstract on behalf of a co-author, select “Add another person.” You may also specify any audio-video requirements, and note any scheduling limitations.

Be sure your abstract is free of grammatical, structural, and spelling errors. Be sure everything is correct. Be sure email address(es), name(s), and affiliation(s) are entered correctly. If something is wrong, after submitting, you have a 24-hour grace period (or until the deadline, if it comes first) to make any corrections if necessary.

Please, do not double space after your periods. See “Style Guide” for more.

You should receive a response from your area chair within a couple of weeks, but you can always check the status of your proposal by visiting your profile page and clicking on “Conference content” in the sidebar (or at the bottom of the screen, if you’re on a mobile device). You may also add or edit your personal information by clicking “Edit” on your profile page.

If your abstract is accepted, you will receive information on registering for the conference following the deadline for abstract submissions. You may also contact your area chair with any questions.

Important dates

  • Deadline for Submissions

    Jun 30, 2015
  • 26th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

    Nov 05, 2015 to Nov 07, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA

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