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  • SWPACA24 Awards & Prof Dev Opportunities

    As you starting making plans for February, don’t forget to check out our various Awards & Prof Dev opportunities, including: Schoenecke Leadership Institute for those interested in conference organization and leadership, due 12/1 NEW! Travel awards for contingent faculty and students, due 12/15 Graduate student paper awards, due 1/1 Full info can be found at https://southwestpca.org/awards-professional-development/

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  • #FeatureFriday: Meet the Fellows! Ashley Johnson

    👩 Ashley Johnson (she/her/hers) 📍 Dallas, Texas 📚 English PhD program, University of Texas, Arlington ❓ What are your research interests? My research interests include writing for children (especially middle grade literature), adaptation theory, Arthurian Legend, lit pedagogy, representations of diversity in literature, and the cultivation of identity through storytelling. ❓ What got you interested […]

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  • A yellow circle surrounded by confetti on a blue backdrop. Inside the yellow circle is text that reads “Last Day to Submit for #SWPACA24."

    LAST CALL for Submissions!

    📢📢📢 LAST CALL for submissions to #SWPACA24! Submit today at https://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ and don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with us in Albuquerque for SWPACA’s 45th 😎🥳

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  • A red background with "REMINDER" repeated. A white box in the center that says "@southwestpca, Proposal Deadline Extended to November 14, Submit Today!"

    Reminder: #SWPACA24 Proposals Due 11/14!

    🤞🤞🤞 There are just THREE days left to submit to #SWPACA24! Find your Subject Area at https://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ and get your proposal in today!

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  • #FeatureFriday: Meet the Area Chair! Adrienne Domasin, The Last of Us

    🙂 Adrienne Domasin. I currently live in Mission Viejo. Since completing my doctorate, I’m an independent scholar and professional writer. I’m the editor for a collection on The Last of Us due to be released in 2024 and I am under contract to publish a manuscript based on my dissertation on The Last of Us. ❓ Explain […]

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  • Celebrate 45 years at SWPACA24!

    Calling all SWPACA attendees and supporters, past, present, and future: join us as we celebrate 45 years! These last four and a half decades have been filled with countless critical conversations, engaging writing and research opportunities, and most of all, new and long-lasting connections and friendships. Toast with us in Albuquerque, February 21-24, 2024. There’s […]

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  • #FeatureFriday: Meet the Area Chair! Darrell Hamlin, Spy Culture

    👨 Darrell Hamlin, PhD (he/him/his) 📍 Hays, Kansas 💼 Associate Professor of Political Science, Fort Hays State University ❓ Explain your history and involvement with SWPACA. My first SWPACA conference was in 2013. I have participated in various ways at every conference since then. Papers, area organizing (Crime & Culture, Politics, Spy Culture), roundtables, recruiting guest speakers, etc. […]

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  • #FeatureFriday: Meet the Area Chair! Lisa Wagner, Linguistics

    👩 Lisa Wagner (She/Her) 🏡 Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA 📍 Current Residence: Louisville, KY 💼 Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics and Director of Undergraduate Program in Spanish, University of Louisville ❓ Explain your history and involvement with SWPACA. I began presenting an annual paper in “Gender” at SWPACA as an Assistant Professor in the early 2000s. I After receiving tenure in […]

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  • Deadline Extended for SWPACA24!

    Missed the deadline for #SWPACA24? Not to fear–a deadline extension is here! 🥳 Submissions are now being accepted through November 14! Get started on our Call for Papers page 😎

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  • SWPACA24 Deadline Approaching!

    A friendly reminder that the deadline to submit to SWPACA24 is this Tuesday, October 31! To get started, take a look at our full list of Subject Areas for where your research ideas will fit best. Then submit your proposal to our Conference Management System (create an account, if you don’t have one already!). Already submitted? You should […]

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  • #FeatureFriday: Meet the Area Chair! Kathleen Potts, Theater & Performance Studies

    👩 My name is Kathleen Potts (she/her), and I am a transplanted New Yorker (Atlantic coast to the Hudson River!). This fall I received tenure and promotion (woo-hoo!) and am an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre & Speech at The City College of New York, CUNY. ❓ Explain your history and involvement with SWPACA. My first conference was […]

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  • Now Accepting Nominations for Rollins Book Award 2024!  

    📚🏆 At our last conference, we announced 2023 winners Peyton Brunet and Blair Davis for their work, Comic Book Women: Characters, Creators, and Culture in the Golden Age, published by University of Texas Press in 2022. Brunet and Davis’s text offers a revisionist history of women’s pivotal roles as creators of and characters in comic books. Who’s […]

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