Call for Papers - MAPACA 2021 Virtual Conference: Performance Studies Area

Due July 15, 2021

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) 2021 Virtual Conference

November 10-13, 2021 Online

Call for papers:

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) virtual conference. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome. This conference will be held completely online.

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 General questions can be directed to The deadline for submission is Thursday July 15, 2021.

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, which, in the words of Popular Culture Association founder Ray Browne, is a “multi-disciplinary association interested in new approaches to the expressions, mass media and all other phenomena of everyday life.”

Performance Studies Area at MAPACA

This area explores all aspects relating to theatre, dance, musical theatre, opera, and performance in popular and American culture, including theatrical productions, dramatic text and playwriting, modes of performance, actors and acting, theatre and dance history, political theatre, non-traditional performance, and the intersection between anthropology, sociology, theatre, and performance.