As some of you may know, I’m the acting Area Chair for the Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference.  I figure if I’m going to put myself out there, this is as good a place as any to do it.  Basically just submit a 200-300-word abstract about a Harry Potter paper or project by April 30th.  Obviously the deadline is quickly approaching, so make sure you get it in.  The full Call for Papers (CFP) is below.  Contact me if you have any questions or concerns!


The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association invites panel and paper proposals for its annual conference.  The conference will run from October 1-3, 2010 at the Bloomington Sheraton Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Proposals and abstracts of about 250-300 words on any aspect of Harry Potter are welcome, although topics focusing on pedagogical issues are of particular interest.

Please submit proposals and abstracts to the area chair.  Electronic submissions should be sent to Orlando Dos Reis at  Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2010.

More information about the conference can be found at or contact the area chair with any questions you may have.