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.

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Front Page News

  • 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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  • Celebrate Banned Books Week

    Every year the American Library Association “celebrates” Banned Book Week, which takes place this year on September 21-27. Its focus is on the right of citizens to have the freedom to read whatever they want, away from the prying eye of the censor. Even in the so-called age of the “anything goes” Internet world, it [...]

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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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  • Presenter Database Now Open

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is pleased to announce that the presenter database is now open. Get your papers together and get ready to submit to present at the 2015 conference!

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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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