Monday, April 27, 2015

CFP: Popular Romance Fiction at the Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference

CFP: Popular Romance Fiction (NEPCA: Oct 30-31, 2015, New London, NH)

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of Romance/Popular Romance Fiction for its fall conference to be held at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH on October 30-31, 2015. For more information, please visit the NEPCA website:

We welcome a wide variety of papers related to romance and popular romance fiction. Possible approaches can include narrative analysis of the romance genre, issues of representation in romance fiction, production and dissemination of romance fiction, audiences for romance fiction in various media, the public uses of romance fiction/s, and more.

NEPCA Fall Conference information, including the paper proposal form, can be found at Please submit the form, including a brief CV and abstract, located on the site. Both proposals for individual papers and complete panels will be considered. Please direct any questions to either 2015 Program Chair Kraig Larkin ( and/or to Area Chair Wendy Wagner ( The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2015.

NEPCA presentations are generally 15-20 minutes in length and may be delivered either formally or informally. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment involving graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars.


  1. Great collection of posts and resources on Teach me Tonight, Laura. I like the freshness of the academic perspective on romance. Aspiring writers among your readers might be interested in our list of 51 useful websites for romance writers too.

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