Thursday, October 31, 2019

CFP for OPCA Conference 2020

Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 22-23, 2020
Chaminade University of Honolulu

Confirmed Plenary Speaker(s):
Scott Kikkawa
Scott Kikkawa is the author of Honolulu noir stories featuring Detective Sergeant Francis “Sheik” Yoshikawa. His first novel, Kona Winds, was published with Bamboo Ridge Press in 2020.

Scott Kikkawa's novel, KONA WINDS, is available through this link to Bamboo Ridge Press.


We are pleased to invite panel and/or individual paper proposals for the Tenth Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference. All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region.

Abstracts/Proposals for individual papers or 3-4 paper panels are due March 1, 2020. Direct abstracts and proposals to

Possible topics for panels and individual papers include but are not limited to the following areas:

Oceanic/Pacific Culture and Literature
Indigenous Literatures and Cultures
Popular Culture in the Classroom
Asian Popular Culture (including J-Pop and K-Pop)
Digital Humanities
Film, Television, and other Cinema Studies
African-American Studies
Poetry and Poetics
Children’s/Young Adult Popular Literature
Religion and Popular Culture
Philosophy and Popular Culture
Hawai‘i Television Reboots: Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I.
Surf Studies and Cultures