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Niagara Falls was the perfect location to host the inaugural Canadian Popular Culture Association Conference. The honeymoon capital of the world is steeped in kitschy culture, from the haunted houses and wax museums of Clifton Hill to the glittering casinos, to the delightful 1930s era motels that still line the outskirts of the city. Intellect was proud to be one of the first publishers to support this new association which investigates not only Canadian culture, but popular culture in all its diverse international forms and manifestations. The conference was also a wonderful opportunity to introduce more scholars to our new Canadian Journal of Popular Culture. The publication's aims reflect those of the CPCA and drew a great deal of interest from attendees. Panels were packed and followed by engaging debates and the keynote papers on the history of the local region put everything into really nice perspective. This initial conference was big enough to present a diversity of solid scholarship and intimate enough to lend a feeling of community to the event. We're looking forward to next year, and to working with Nick Baxter-Moore and Greg Gillespie on the Canadian Journal of Popular Culture in the interim.

 

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