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MAPACA Late June 2017 News: CFP Deadline (6/30), DIA Winner, & #mapaca17

This is MAPACA’s Early June 2017 newsletter. The next conference is November 9-11, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA).


Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Philadelphia, 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 mapaca at mapaca dot net. The deadline for submission is Friday, June 30, 2017. For more info, visit


MAPACA is proud to announce the 2017 Divine Impact Award winner Chef Jose Garces. Chef Garces is an award winning chef, author, and restaurateur with a strong connection to the Philadelphia area. Chef Garces’ culinary success as a James Beard Award winner and his work on the hit Food Network show Iron Chef America are complemented by his work with the Garces Foundation, a nonprofit that provides health and educational services to Philadelphia’s immigrant community. Chef Garces’ passion for Latin culinary traditions shines in his two cookbooks, The Latin Road Home and Latin Evolution. Chef Garces will receive the 2017 DIA and participate in a Q&A at the conference on Thursday November 9th. A reception will follow.


The MAPACA board recently had its on-site summer planning meeting at the Sonesta Philadelphia and it went extremely well. Everyone is working hard to assure the 2017 conference is a tremendous success. You can see pictures from the meeting on the MAPACA Facebook page & the MAPACA Twitter account. This is our second time at the Sonesta Philadelphia and our sixth time in Philadelphia. We are looking forward to a fantastic time once again. Check out #mapaca15 on Twitter to read the great things attendees had to say about MAPACA’s last conference in Philadelphia, PA. We hope to see you in Philadelphia again for #mapaca17. Don’t forget the submission deadline is Friday, 6/30/17.


Find MAPACA on Twitter and Facebook, connect with others using #mapaca17, and don’t forget to explore for conference details.

Important dates

  • 2017 MAPACA Conference

    Nov 09, 2017 to Nov 11, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA

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