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38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 15-18, 2017

Call For Papers

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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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  • CFP Highlight: Teaching and the Profession

    Teaching and the Profession is full of great topics. Find the one that relates to you below, then review the expanded information for submitting your work. Find more subject areas on our call for papers page as well! Help us grow #SWPACA17; share the call! **

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  • CFP Highlight: Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Science Fiction and Fantasy is full of great topics. Find the one that relates to you below, then review the expanded information for submitting your work. Find more subject areas on our call for papers page as well! Help us grow #SWPACA17; share the call! **

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  • CFP Highlight: Language and Literature

    Language and Literature is full of great topics. Find the one that relates to you below, then review the expanded information for submitting your work. Find more subject areas on our call for papers page as well! Help us grow #SWPACA17; share the call! **

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  • CFP Highlight: Identities and Cultures

    Identities and Cultures is full of great topics. Find the one that relates to you below, then review the expanded information for submitting your work. Find more subject areas on our call for papers page as well! Help us grow #SWPACA17; share the call! **

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  • CFP Highlight: Historic and Contemporary Cultures

    Historic and Contemporary Cultures is full of great topics. Find the one that relates to you below, then review the expanded information for submitting your work. Find more subject areas on our call for papers page as well! Help us grow #SWPACA17; share the call! *  

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  • CFP Highlight: Film, Television, Music, and Visual Media

    Film, Television, Music, and Visual Media is full of great topics. Find the one that relates to you below, then review the expanded information for submitting your work. Find more subject areas on our call for papers page as well! Help us grow #SWPACA17; share the call!   **

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  • Call For Papers #SWPACA17

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is accepting paper proposals for the 38th annual conference to be held in Albuquerque, NM, February 15-18, 2017. To submit your paper, navigate to our Call for Papers page, and find the subject area that fits your topic. Detailed instructions can be found on that page, and the expanded descriptions for each [...]

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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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