Intellect at MPCA/MACA in Minneapolis

Close to 300 North American scholars returned to the Midwestern roots of the popular culture movement for this year’s MPCA/MACA conference outside of Minneapolis, October 1–3rd. In attendance were popular culture luminaries such as John Bratzel, Executive Director of the National Popular Culture Association, and Nick Baxter-Moore, director of the Canadian Popular Culture Association.

Founded in the 1970s, the MPCA/MACA took a five-year hiatus in the 1990s, later to regroup and return stronger than ever in 2002. This annual conference provides a forum for scholars to exchange work and ideas across disciplinary lines.  Film studies, media and cultural studies, performing arts and visual arts were just some of the disciplines represented at this year’s meeting.

The MPCA/MACAS event provided a wonderful opportunity to showcase Intellect’s strong collection of books and journals within media and culture studies, and also gave me the chance to introduce myself. Thank you to all who stopped by to chat and discuss your work and ideas with me. I encourage you to explore our catalog and submit book proposals or articles for any of our 88 journals. Don’t hesitate to contact me at with any questions.

Besides providing lively panels and presentations as well as opportunities for in-depth conversation, this conference affirmed the Midwest region’s commitment to social and cultural scholarship. Intellect was delighted to be part of the action.  Kudos to MPCA/MAPA organizers for pulling together such a spirited and warm event. Intellect looks forward to next year’s conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin!

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