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39th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 7-10, 2018

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  • Partner Announcement: Call for Abstracts — Yoga in Popular Culture (edited collection)

    Seeking contributors for an edited volume on yoga in popular culture. This book is envisioned as a cross-disciplinary collection of scholarly work on yoga, with essays that explore the ways that yoga has reflected and changed popular culture in the West. Yoga is experiencing its third “boom” in the United States. The first boom, at [...]

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  • SWPACA18 CFP Submission Dates

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is pleased to announce that proposals for papers and panels will be accepted for the 39th annual SWPACA conference beginning August 1, 2017, and closing October 15. Watch our homepage, Facebook page, and Twitter account for updates!  

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  • SWPACA17 Award Recipient Photos

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is pleased to share the following photos of our 2017 award recipients.

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  • SWPACA Film Series

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce the inaugural SWPACA Film Series. Join us Thursday, February 16 and Friday, February 17 Hyatt Regency Downtown Grand Pavilion I-II. For more information, download the PDF flyer.

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  • 2017 Breaking Bad Tour

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that registration is open for the for the “2017 Breaking Bad Tour of Albuquerque,” to follow the 38th Annual SWPACA conference to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 15-18. The tour will be a guided driving tour of iconic “Breaking Bad” filming sites in [...]

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  • SWPACA17 Preliminary Schedule Now Available!

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that the preliminary schedule is now available. Please note this schedule is preliminary and subject to slight revisions, especially regarding location of panels. PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE If you have questions about the schedule, please contact your Area Chair or Kelli Shapiro, kshapiro@southwestpca.org

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  • Room Rate Expires January 16

    Hotel update: Our special hotel room rate for the conference expires on January 16. Don’t delay! Follow the instructions on our conference travel page for details and reserve your room now. http://southwestpca.org/conf…/conference-travel-information/  

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  • Leadership Institute Application Deadline Extended to Jan 15

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association has extended the deadline the 2017 class of the Michael K. Schoenecke Leadership Institute. The deadline is now January 15, 2017. To submit your application, navigate to our Institute  page. Detailed instructions can be found there.

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  • Pre-Con Workshop: Pop Culture & Pedagogy: Using Google Hangouts

    As educators, we struggle with encouraging effective collaboration between our students, who tend to push back against these activities as too time consuming, too unfair, and lacking in accountability. This is particular true in an online environment as students who choose this educational path frequently have other commitments that preclude their attendance at brick-and-mortar classes. [...]

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  • Pre-Con Workshop: From Concept to Book with Cynthia Miller and Stephen Ryan

    Do you want to turn your scholarly idea, article, presentation, or book into a volume that reaches a broader audience? This workshop, conducted by author and editor Cynthia Miller and Stephen Ryan, Senior Editor for Rowman & Littlefield, will focus on practical suggestions for framing your scholarly project in ways that will appeal to a [...]

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  • Pre-Con Workshop: Pop Culture Production: Create Your Own Zine!

    Zines have a very special place in American popular culture as a DIY response to mainstream magazines. They are most often associated with the Riot Grrrl Movement of the early 1990s, and “talked back” to important social issues like sexism, racism, classism, and ableism. They also challenge traditional methods of content creation, presentation, and distribution. [...]

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  • CFP Highlight: Eclectica: For Topics with No Other Home

    Eclectica: For Topics with No Other Home is the subject area for all the other great topics you come up with. Find more subject areas on our call for papers page! Help us grow #SWPACA17; share the call! **

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