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Early October Newsletter: #MAPACA2021 Special Events and More!

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

In This Newsletter, We Have:

  • Special Events at #MAPACA2021

  • Need to Know: Tech and #MAPACA2021

  • Academic Publishing Q&A Panel

  • Special Conference Discount from McFarland (ad)

Special Events at #MAPACA2021

Crash Course

Please join us on Saturday, November 13 from 11:45-1:15 in the Earthsea room for this year’s Crash Course! 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. We encourage you to bring some snacks and join us for some informative fun!

For more information, please see

Graduate Student Event

Keep an eye on this space for more information about this year’s graduate student event!

Need to Know: Tech and #MAPACA2021

In the coming weeks, we’ll keep you up to date on what you’ll need to attend this year’s virtual conference.

In this newsletter, let’s talk Zoom! All of this year’s conference will happen using the Zoom platform. Many of us have already become Zoom experts over the past year and a half, but if Zoom is new to you, don’t worry! The platform is easy to use and MAPACA will cover all of the necessary costs for the meetings.

To get ready for the conference, please go to and do the following if you have not done so already:

  • Download Zoom (If you already have it downloaded, make sure Zoom is updated to the latest version)

  • Make a free Zoom account

If you have never used Zoom before, it might be helpful to call a friend over Zoom just to see how everything works and to make sure your internet connection can handle a video call.

Special Panel: Academic Publishing Q&A, featuring The University Press of Kentucky and McFarland

Please join us for our special roundtable Q&A about academic publishing. Do you have questions about how to write a great book proposal? Do you want to know more about how long it takes for your publication to go to press? Come ask academic publishing professionals from several publishers, including The University Press of Kentucky and McFarland! This special panel will be open to all registered participants at this year’s conference. For more information about the panel, please see For more information about The University Press of Kentucky, please see For more information about McFarland, please see

Special Conference Discount from McFarland (ad)

During #MAPACA2021, you can visit McFarland’s virtual book room, where you can browse our books and learn more about book proposals and submitting your manuscript. You can use the special conference discount code MAPACA30 for a discount on all purchases.

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