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40th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 20-23, 2019

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Front Page News

  • Rollins Book Award Application Period Open!

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is pleased to announce that the Rollins Book Award application period is now open. 

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  • Graduate Student and Travel Award Application Period Open!

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is pleased to announce that the Graduate Student Awards, and Travel Awards application period is now open.

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  • Introducing the SWPACA Code of Conduct

    We are pleased to announce that the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association has developed a Code of Conduct for all participants in SWPACA conference related events. The Code of conduct has been developed to maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to academic inquiry and growth and which provides a safe, respectful, and enjoyable experience for all. Please […]

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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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  • We are saddened to report the passing of Deb Carmichael

    We are saddened to report the passing of Deb Carmichael, former SWPACA Area Chair and long-time supporter of the organization. Those of you who interacted with Deb will understand the loss to popular culture studies and to academia more broadly. Deborah Carmichael was a thoughtful and caring teacher in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures […]

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  • #SWPACA16 Photos

    Thank you to all our #SWPACA16 participants! We had a stellar year with nearly 1000 of you at the conference. See you next year

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  • HP Lovecast — A Podcast by SWPACA Participants

    The H.P. Lovecast is a new, monthly podcast focused on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. It features conversations from a number of Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) participants and grew out of discussions that began at the inaugural game night at SWPACA 2015.  While there are no words to describe Lovecraftian horrors, there are at […]

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  • Peter C. Rollins April 1, 1942 – March 23, 2015

    It is with great sadness that we report that Peter Rollins, co-founder of the Southwest/Texas Popular/American Culture Association, passed away on Monday, March 23. Peter was a pioneer in the popular culture movement and one of the forces behind the continued momentum of our organization, and his enthusiasm and support will be greatly missed. His […]

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  • 2015 Peter C. Rollins Book Award Winners

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is honored to announce the 2015 Peter C. Rollins Book Award winners. Each year the Rollins award recognizes outstanding scholarship in three categories: Film/Television Popular Culture Sequential Art/Comics and Animation Studies (this topic area may vary from year to year, as it recognizes outstanding scholarship in a trending topic in popular culture studies) […]

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  • Now Accepting Applications for the Michael K. Schoenecke Leadership Institute

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that the online application for the Michael K. Schoenecke Leadership Institute is now open. We will be accepting applications from October 1, 2014 through December 1, 2014, and  look forward to an excellent inaugural class of Institute Fellows. For information on the Institute, please visit the Michael K. […]

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  • 2014 Peter C. Rollins Book Award Winners

    The SWPACA Executive Team and the Peter C. Rollins Book Award judging panel are pleased to announce that the Rollins Book Award has been expanded to recognize outstanding scholarship in multiple areas of popular and American culture. Traditionally, the Rollins Book Award has recognized manuscript-length work in the area of Film/Television Studies. The Rollins Award […]

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  • Launch of Dialogue the Interdisciplinary Journal Popular Culture and Pedagogy, Volume 1, Issue 1

    We are pleased to announce that Classics and Contemporary Popular Culture, Volume 1, Issue 1 of Dialogue the Interdisciplinary Journal Popular Culture and Pedagogy  is now live. Head on over to http://journaldialogue.org and have a look!

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