We are back!

We hope you all had an amazing holiday break! We are excited to be back and continue the countdown to our 34th annual FWPCA conference. We have just over 45 days before the conference. Over the next several weeks we will go over some strategies to get you prepared for the conference. This will also… Continue reading We are back!

FWPCA 34 Update

Recently, UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield shared an update on the campus’s return to campus for Spring 2022 in which he advised that “Based on our own faculty experts and public health officials, we don’t anticipate the latest surge (Omicron) of the virus to begin to subside until the latter part of February or even… Continue reading FWPCA 34 Update

Taking a break

Happy holidays to our FWPCA attendees and supporters. Thank you for contributing your time and knowledge. We hope you get to spend the holiday season with your loved ones. We will be taking a short break from posting updates to spend time with our families. We will resume posting on January 24th. After we get… Continue reading Taking a break

Countdown to the Conference

The conference is quickly approaching. We have a little under 3 months before we all get to join together to talk about popular culture. Remember to register for the conference as soon as possible to get the early bird pricing. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Concept Spotlight

The FWPCA proudly fosters an environment for all different types of conversations regarding popular culture. One of the sessions from the 33rd conference focused on how we learn from fiction. I think this session is a great example of how we can translate the information from our conference into new contexts. You may be a… Continue reading Concept Spotlight

Concept Spotlight

The FWPCA fosters conversations in many areas of popular culture. One of the most fun presentation areas is “Comics”. Visit the digital proceedings from the 33rd FWPCA conference to get some inspiration from some amazing scholars who talk about your favorite comics and Marvel heroes. You can see the video here: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/fwpca/33rdannual/fourthree/1/


This is just a reminder that you can register for our conference even if you are not presenting. If you are presenting you will need to register for the conference in addition to submitting your paper. We have early bird registration and if you register now your registration fee goes from $150 to $130. Please… Continue reading Reminder

Spreading the word

As you may have seen from last week’s post, Dr. Bill Kirtley and Patricia M. Kirtley were able to reach people internationally with their paper. That is one of the perks about presenting at the FWPCA, your paper can reach a wide audience. Not only can you network with other scholars at the conference, but… Continue reading Spreading the word

Concept Spotlight

Dr. Bill Kirtley and Patricia M. Kirtley participated in our conference last year and had an amazing paper and presentation titled “Happily Ever After: An Analysis of Romance Novels.” Their paper not only highlighted the value of discussing popular culture but also intersected with important discussions about COVID-19. Dr. Bill Kirtley and Patricia M. Kirtley… Continue reading Concept Spotlight