Popular and American Culture Studies
Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular
and American Culture

Join us for the 36th Annual SWPACA Conference

February 11 - 14, 2015, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Registration and Travel and Hotel Options

Front Page News

  • Journal Dialogue: Volume 2, Issue 1 Preview

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce the release of  Dialogue  Volume 2, Issue 1 Preview, in advance of the February, 2015 issue (Volume 2, Issue 1). This sneak peek brings you three articles and one review: Anthony Neely’s “Girls, Guns, and Zombies: Five Dimensions of Teaching and Learning in The Walking Dead” [...]

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  • 2 Weeks to Submit Papers

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that only two weeks remain to submit papers for the 36th Annual SWPACA conference to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 11-14. For information on the the subject areas for papers and presentations, and for instructions on submitting visit: http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers.

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  • SWPACA Community Awards and Publications Page

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce the SWPACA Community Awards and Publications Page. We are  dedicated to promoting Popular and American Culture Studies with links to publications and awards by Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference Area Chairs, presenters, the association’s staff, and past keynote speakers and award winners. We encourage you to share [...]

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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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  • Online Submission Form for Rollins Award Now Available

    We are pleased to announce that our online Rollins Award submission form is now available online at http://southwestpca.org/conference/rollins-keynote-speaker/. This juried award recognizes contributions to the study of popular and/or American culture and, in particular, works analyzing cultural and historical representations in film, television, and/or other visual media. Volumes receiving this award are distinguished by their methodology [...]

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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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