Netherlands American Studies Association

Call for presentations of the Popularizing STEM: Science and Technology in 21st-Century US Popular Culture international conference

The PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies, in collaboration with the Instituto Franklin-UAH located in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, ES) and the academic research project Fiction Meets Science are interested in papers that seek to engage with the representations of science and technology in popular culture, spanning from cultural products aimed at dissemination to films, TV series, comics and graphic novels, science fiction, video games, new media narratives.


Submit your abstract proposal (~ 300 words) at as an attachment, including name, affiliation if any, and contact email. Depending on the proposals and participants’ response, an editorial project might originate from the conference.

Deadline for submission: August 31, 2021

The conference will take place on the days 15-19 November 2021 in mixed format:

  • ONLINE | panels and main keynotes
  • IN PRESENCE at Universidad de Alcalá, historical campus, Friday 19 November | 2 keynotes + workshop/seminars. If it will be feasible considering the changing COVID-19 related measures, we will allow selected panels to be carried out in person (if their participants wish to do so)

    Participation fees:

  • FREE for PopMeC members(membership yearly fees: 12€ students / non-tenured / unwaged / retired, 20€ regular)
  • Non-members: 15€

The full call can be viewed here.

More information on confirmed keynotes and practical details on the conference page can be found here.