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2024 Annual Conference

November 7-9, 2024

Tropicana Atlantic City

2831 Boardwalk

Atlantic City, NJ

Registration rates:

Early Registration (July 15-August 14) Regular Registration (August 15-September 24) Late Registration (September 25-October 1)
FT* $199 $230 $274
Students, etc**. $179 $195 $219

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

We are pleased to announce that our 2024 Divine Impact Award Recipient is Samuel R. Delany
In 2016, Samuel R. Delany was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame. Filmmaker, novelist, and critic, he is the author of the award-winning books Babel-17 and Dark Reflections, as well as Nova, Dhalgren, and the Return to Nevèrÿon series. A retired professor, he lives in Philadelphia with his partner Dennis. His website is
Photo Samuel R. Delany

Call for papers: 

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Atlantic City, NJ. 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 June 30, 2024.

MAPACA’s participants are 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 multidisciplinary 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.”

Allow resubmissions: 

2024 Conference

The deadline for abstract submissions was July 7, 2024.

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