Annual Conference- NEPCA World Literature
 October 27-28, 2017
University of Massachusetts

Call For Papers

The World Literature area for the 2017 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2017 annual conference will be held from October 27-28, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.

The NEPCA World Literature area welcomes papers that explore both individual works of world literature as well as contemporary issues in the field of World Literature.  Questions under consideration could include how to understand what world literature is, how best to teach works of world literature as well as the exploration of current trends in postcolonial, world and comparative literatures.  Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Intersections of popular culture and World Literature
  • Publication, reception and audience of World Literature
  • Retellings of works of world literature in popular culture media
  • World Literature and the American classroom
  • Trends in World Literature
  • Translation
  • The Future of World Literature
  • World Literature and Genre

Please submit paper proposals of 250-400 words to the World Literature area chair Susan Gorman ( by June 1, 2017 via the paper proposal form available on the NEPCA website.  Please ensure that your proposal is jargon-free and understandable to a broad audience.  Your submission should also include a current CV.

For more information, and to access a copy of the 2017 paper proposal form, please visit the NEPCA website:

Susan Gorman, Area Chair

World Literature

Contact Info: 

Susan Gorman, Area Chair

World Literature
MCPHS University

179 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

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