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41st Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 19-22, 2020

Call for Papers

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  • #SWPACA2020 Michael K. Schoenecke Leadership Institute Applications Open

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2020 Michael K. Schoenecke Leadership Institute is now open.

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  • #CFPHighlight Eclectica

    Eclectica Eclectica: For Topics with No Other Home Visit our Call for papers page for more!

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  • #CFPHighlight Teaching and the Profession

    Teaching and the Profession Pedagogy and Popular Culture Undergraduate Presentations Note: All individual presentations by undergrads must be submitted to this area in the submission database. Upon review, they will be transferred to the proper area above. Visit our Call for papers page for more!

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  • #CFPHighlight Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Science Fiction and Fantasy Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Dr. Who, Torchwood, and Whoverse Studies For 2020 Only!: Good Omens (Amazon Original Series) Harry Potter Studies Science Fiction and Fantasy – General Supernatural (TV series) Whedonverses: Creators & Texts Zombie Culture Visit our Call for papers page for more!

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  • #CFPHighlight Language and Literature

    Language and Literature Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative Captivity Studies Children’s / YA Culture Cormac McCarthy Creative Writing (Poetry, Fiction) Eco-Criticism and the Environment European Popular Culture and Literature Folklore Studies Graphic Novels, Comics, and Popular Culture Linguistics Literature (General) Mystery / Detective Fiction Myth and Fairy Tales Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Rhetoric and […]

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  • #CFPHighlight Identities and Cultures

    Identities and Cultures African American / Black Studies Asian Popular Culture / The Asian American Experience Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Culture Disability Studies Middle Eastern and North African Studies in the United States Native American/Indigenous Studies Women, Gender, and Sexuality Visit our Call for papers page for more!

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  • #CFPHighlight Historic and Contemporary Cultures

    Historic and Contemporary Cultures American Studies and American History Beats, Counterculture, and Hipsters Classical Representations in Popular Culture Crafting, Crafters, and Craft Culture Crime and Culture Esotericism and Occultism Food and Culture Fashion, Style, Appearance, and Identity Cultural Heritage Institutions in Popular Culture Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk Philosophy and […]

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  • #CFPHighlight Film, Television, Music, and Visual Media

    Film, Television, Music, and Visual Media SPECIAL AREA FOR 2020: The Works of Rob Thomas: Veronica Mars, iZombie, and Beyond Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture Alfred Hitchcock The American West: Film and Literature Animation Studies Breaking Bad / Better Call Saul Computer Culture Consumerism and Culture Film and History Film Studies Game Studies, Culture, Play, […]

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  • #SW2020 Code of Conduct

    Last year we announced the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Code of Conduct for all participants in SWPACA conference related events. For the upcoming #SWPACA2020 conference, we are continuing to use this set of guidelines for our event. The Code of conduct has been developed to maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to academic inquiry and growth […]

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  • We Are Open! Call for Papers & Awards Applications

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is pleased to announce that proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference! One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in […]

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  • Conference Schedule Update

    Updated Event Times Conference Keynote — Pam Houston Sat, 02/23/2019 – 9:00 am 10:30 Grand Pavilion I-II The Physical Stuff of Your Life (and How to Use It to Gain Access to the Emotional Stuff): Talking Craft with Pam Houston Sat, 02/23/2019 – 10:45 am-12:15 pm

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  • #SWPACA19 Can’t Miss Events

    Graduate Students! Check Out These Sessions & Events! SWPACA Annual Dine-Around Wed, 02/20/2019 – 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, Hotel Lobby (1st floor): Please join us for our fifth annual dine around event! We’ll meet in the Hyatt Atrium on Wednesday night at 6:00pm and walk to local eateries for dinner. You’ll meet fellow SWPACA attendees and […]

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