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Late August Newsletter: Our Crash Course CFP, Don't Forget to Register, and More!

This is the late August MAPACA newsletter. Our next conference is November 10-12 and will be held online.

In this Newsletter, We Have:

  • Don’t Miss Early Registration!

  • CFP for our Crash Course!

  • Important Dates

Don’t Miss Early Registration!

Early registration for this year’s conference is open for a few more days at! Early registration has the lowest registration rates of the year, so make sure you register as soon as you can! Early registration ends August 21 and regular registration begins August 22. Registration rates will go up starting August 22.

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

MAPACA seeks proposals for a special session at the 2022 annual conference.

Please note: You ARE ALLOWED to present at the Crash Course whether you are already presenting at our 2022 conference or not. 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. Examples could include (but are not limited to):

  • The Future of Netflix/The consolidation of streaming platform ownership (HBO/Discovery)

  • TV Reboots (Magnum P.I., Night Court, Hawaii 5-0, etc.)

  • The Sudden Downfall of the Peloton

  • Twitter and Musk

  • 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 9, 2022

Important Dates

  • Now-August 21: Early registration

  • August 22-September 14: Regular registration

  • September 9: Deadline to send in a Crash Course proposal

  • September 15-October 1: Late registration

  • November 10-12: 2022 Conference

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)

P.O. Box 1358

Lansdowne, PA 19050

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