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2019 Annual Conference

November 7-9, 2019

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

112 Washington Place

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

MAPACA returns this year to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a new location: The Pittsburgh Marriott City Center. Sitting at the junction of three of the northeast’s major rivers—The Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela—the “City of Bridges” is the vibrant, thriving center of a metropolitan region that ranks among the largest in the United States.

Once an industrial powerhouse known for steel and manufacturing, Pittsburgh has in recent decades emerged as a national leader in technology and finance. The region is also an educational powerhouse, home to renowned research and teaching institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Duquesne University.

Pittsburgh is also known for its dynamic cultural scene: organizations such as the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, the Pittsburgh Opera, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra host hundreds of performances in the city each year. The city is also home to numerous amazing restaurants, museums, art galleries and exhibition spaces, and the August Wilson Center for African-American Culture.

We look forward to you joining us in the Steel City for our 2019 Annual Conference. Abstracts submissions at will start in early March 2019 through June 30, 2019 for inclusion in the conference.

Call for papers: 

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. For a list of areas and area chair contact information, visit General questions can be directed to The deadline for submission is Sunday, June 30, 2019.

MAPACA’s membership is comprised of college and university faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate and undergraduate students. MAPACA is an inclusive professional organization dedicated to the study of popular and American culture in all their multi-disciplinary manifestations. It is a regional division of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association, which, in the words of Popular Culture Association founder Ray Browne, is a “multi-disciplinary association interested in new approaches to the expressions, mass media and all other phenomena of everyday life.”

For more info, visit

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)

P.O. Box 25033

Philadelphia, PA 19147-0033

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