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2021 Annual Conference

The MAPACA Board has voted to hold our 2021 conference completely online, November 10-13, 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect just about every area of our lives, and we know that many schools have eliminated conference travel budgets this year. At the same time, we still want to meet with everyone to share our knowledge and love for popular and American culture. While we will miss being able to meet in person, we believe an online conference is the best decision for all of us this year — and we think we can have a great conference!

In light of the many hardships of the past two years, as well as different operating costs for a virtual conference, MAPACA has significantly adjusted our registration costs for 2021 to reflect these unique circumstances.

Early Registration Regular Registration Late Registration
FT* 155 169 209
Students, etc**. 110 120 149

*Full-time, salaried faculty
**Part-time/Adjunct faculty, students, independent scholars, as per the website

We will release more information about the format of our online conference soon, so keep an eye out for the next issues of the newsletter and check out

We are so excited for you to join us for #MAPACA2021!

Code of Conduct

Call for papers: 

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) virtual conference. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome. This conference will be held completely online.

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 Thursday July 15, 2021.

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 information, visit

To submit to this year’s conference, please go to You’ll need to be signed in to your account to create a submission. If you do not already have a MAPACA account, you will be prompted to create one.

Allow resubmissions: 

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