Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire
October 21-22, 2016.
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on comics and graphic novels for its fall conference to be held at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire on October 21-22, 2016.
A wide range of topics will be considered; however, in an effort to best serve the medium and culture that make up comics, applicants are encouraged to deal with comics in a theoretical framework. Papers that demonstrate the role of comics in the broader cultural and critical discussion are preferred. Applicants should feel welcome to submit papers on the role of mainstream comics, independent comics, webcomics, strip comics, and underground comix.
Please submit your proposal via the online form; the link to the form can be found on the main 2016 conference page (scroll down to the „How do I submit a proposal?“ section). Both proposals for individual papers and complete panels will be considered. The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2016.
Please also send a 250-word electronic version of your proposal to: Zack Kruse (area chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEPCA presentations are generally 20 minutes in length and may be delivered either formally or informally. It is recommended that presentations on comics are accompanied by relevant images when it is reasonable to do so. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment involving graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars.