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Call for Papers Deadline Extension

by Colin Helb

The Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) has extended the deadline for abstract submissions to June 30th, 2014. As many involved in academic organizations are aware, this is a pretty common practice. In fact, nearly every year, MAPACA sets a deadline with the full expectation that a two week extension will be added close to the deadline. So, we set one deadline, then we push it back a couple weeks to account for colleagues involved in summer course work, research projects, and just getting around to everything left on the back burner throughout the spring semester.

It is the intention of the Executive Board of MAPACA to make this the final year of this process. We hope to standardize the process a bit, and make June 30th the annual deadline for abstract submission with no extensions. So, make a note for next year.

As far as the 2014 conference is concerned, you have an extra two weeks to get those abstract submissions in.

Be sure to check out the Guidelines for Submitting Abstracts to the Conference on the MAPACA help page.

See you all in Baltimore.

2014 Call for Papers

by Colin Helb

25th Annual Conference November 6-8, 2014 Baltimore, Maryland Lord Baltimore Hotel

Call for Papers:

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome. Submit a 300-word abstract to one appropriate area by Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Subject Areas:

Subject Areas are as follows. Please visit the Areas page for Area Chair contact information, area description, and other information. General questions should be directed to us at the Contact page.

  • Activism
  • 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
  • Horror
  • Internet Culture
  • Language and Popular Culture
  • Latino/a Studies
  • Music
  • Native American Studies
  • Novels, Then and Now
  • Professional Development
  • Religion and Popular Culture
  • Sexuality and Erotica
  • SF/Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Tattoos and Tattooing
  • Television
  • Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban Culture
  • War Studies
  • Women’s Studies
  • Working Class Culture


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 (PCA/ACA). MAPACA hosts an annual conference and publishes the Mid-Atlantic Almanack each fall, and engages in other scholarly and analytical activities year round at


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