2017 MAPACA Annual Conference Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Philadelphia, PA Thursday, November 8 — Saturday, November 11, 2017
2017 CALL FOR PAPERS
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 mapaca.net/areas. 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.net.
2017 DIVINE IMPACT AWARD WINNER: CHEF JOSE GARCES
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.
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 (PCA/ACA). MAPACA hosts an annual conference and publishes the Mid-Atlantic Almanack each fall, and engages in other scholarly and analytical activities year round at http://mapaca.net.