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Tuesday, Sept 7 is the Deadline to Propose to the Crash Course!

This is an extra MAPACA newsletter. Our next conference is November 10-13, 2021 and will be held online.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 7 2021 is the deadline to propose to our special High-Density Popular Culture Crash Course! These quick, five minute presentations are a great way to share knowledge with MAPACA as a whole and learn something new! We want to know all of the cool things you know, so send in your proposal NOW!

Call for Proposals for our High-Density Popular Culture Crash Course

MAPACA seeks proposals for a special session at the 2021 annual conference.

Please note:

You ARE ALLOWED to present at the Crash Course even if a) you are already presenting at #MAPACA21 or b) you are not already presenting at #MAPACA21. As long as you register for the conference and your proposal is accepted, you are welcome!

Panel Overview

This high-density session will feature several 5-minute micro-presentations about current popular culture topics in a “crash course” about new and interesting phenomena.

Since many attendees often spend the majority of their conference time attending presentations related to only one or a few areas, this special session will offer a chance to learn about a diverse range of topics meant to inform popular culture scholars beyond their specific research interests.

Proposals will be selected based on merit and diversity of topics.


An ideal topic will be: current, significant, interesting, and the sort of thing people talk about before class/at parties/on social media. For instance:

  • Luxury fast food branding

  • 90’s nostalgia

  • Home fitness goes streaming (Peloton, the Mirror, etc.)

  • Virtual film festivals

  • Insert your great idea here

How to Submit

Email a brief biography and a 75-word proposal that includes a presentation title, explanation of the topic, and identification of significance for contemporary popular culture research. (Please include this information in the body of your email, not as an attachment.)

Email Dr. Tom Grochowski: Deadline: September 7, 2021

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)

PO Box 1358, Lansdowne, PA 19050

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