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Late May Newsletter: Our CFP, Special Area Calls, and More!

This is the late May MAPACA newsletter. Our next conference is November 10-13, 2021 and will be held online.

In this newsletter, we have

  • Our 2021 Call for Papers

  • Special Area Calls from Internet Culture and Language and Popular Culture

  • A reminder to connect with us on LinkedIn

Our 2021 Call for Papers

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) 2021 Virtual Conference November 10-13, 2021 Online

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

Special Area Call from Internet Culture

The Internet Culture Area includes identity construction via the Internet, art forms and social forms on the Internet, convergent media and new media creations on the Internet, Internet symbolism, and examinations of the ways in which the Internet is used artistically, commercially, socially, and politically.

For the 2021 conference, we are especially interested in examinations of the Internet within the context of the pandemic, including:

  • Its utilization for the spread of information and disinformation

  • The heightened importance of video conferencing apps to combat social isolation

  • Its role in addressing specific challenges related to media industries (theatre, live music, and media content)

For more information about Internet Culture, please see

Special Area Call from Language and Popular Culture

Language and Popular Culture seeks papers regarding analysis of Language and any media of Popular Culture. At this moment we are working on filling panels for:

  • Language and Science Fiction

  • Gaming

  • Gender

  • Mental Health Issues

  • The hierarchical system and inequities related to the language of job titles in higher education

Of course, all areas of language are interesting and are sought.

For more information about Language and Popular Culture, please see

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