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#SWPACA19 Call for Papers Deadline Extension!

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is pleased to announce that we are extending the deadline for our Call fore Papers to November 15, 2018 for the 40th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference, held at the Hyatt in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 20-23, 2019

Visit our call for papers page for more information!

2019 Conference Keynote Speaker

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is pleased to announce that Pam Houston will be the Conference Keynote Speaker for the 40th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference, held at the Hyatt in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 20-23, 2019. Houston is the author of the novels Contents May Have Shifted and Sight Hound, the short story collections Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, and A Little More About Me, a collection of essays, as well as the forthcoming non-fiction work Deep Creek.

The Conference Keynote address will be held on Friday February 22, 2019. After the keynote, Houston will be available for a book signing for Deep Creek, which will also be available to purchase. For more information on Houston, please download the official press release for Deep Creek, and visit her author page on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing you there!

#CFPHighlight: Eclectica

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is accepting papers for SWPACA19. More details about each of the subject areas can be found on our Call for Papers page. After you find the subject area that fits your work, follow the instructions on the Conference Registration Information page to submit your work for consideration.

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Eclectica

Eclectica: For Topics with No Other Home
Jeff Clayton, PhD, Lee College, English

#CFPHighlight: Teaching and the Profession

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is accepting papers for SWPACA19. More details about each of the subject areas can be found on our Call for Papers page. After you find the subject area that fits your work, follow the instructions on the Conference Registration Information page to submit your work for consideration.

teaching

Teaching and the Profession

Pedagogy and Popular Culture
Kurt Depner, New Mexico State University — Dona Ana, English
Facebook Group: SWPACA Pedagogy & Popular Culture
Twitter: Pedagogy&PopCulture ‏@SWPCAPedagogy

#CFPHighlight: Language and Literature

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is accepting papers for SWPACA19. More details about each of the subject areas can be found on our Call for Papers page. After you find the subject area that fits your work, follow the instructions on the Conference Registration Information page to submit your work for consideration.

language

Language and Literature

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative
Melinda McBee, PhD, Collin College, English

Captivity Narratives
B. Mark Allen, PhD, South Texas College, History and Philosophy

Children’s / Young Adult Literature and Culture
Diana Dominguez, PhD, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Literatures and Cultural Studies

Cormac McCarthy
Katherine Sugg, PhD, Central Connecticut State University, English

Creative Writing (Poetry, Fiction)
Christopher Carmona, PhD, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Eco-Criticism and the Environment
Keri Stevenson, PhD, University of New Mexico

European Popular Culture and Literature
Tyler Blake, PhD, MidAmerica Nazarene University, English

Folklore Studies
Helen McCourt, PhD, Collin College, English

Graphic Novels, Comics, and Popular Culture
Robert G. Weiner, Texas Tech University Library

Linguistics
Lisa Wagner, PhD, University of Louisville, Classical and Modern Languages

Literature (General)
Samantha Lay, PhD, University of West Alabama, English

Mystery / Detective Fiction
Lexey Bartlett, PhD, Fort Hays State University, English

Myth and Fairy Tales
Sheila Dooley, PhD, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Writing and Language Studies

Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Scarlett Higgins, PhD, University of New Mexico, English

Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Robert Galin, University of New Mexico – Gallup, English and Communications

#CFPHighlight: Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is accepting papers for SWPACA19. More details about each of the subject areas can be found on our Call for Papers page. After you find the subject area that fits your work, follow the instructions on the Conference Registration Information page to submit your work for consideration.

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Science Fiction and Fantasy

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Shane Trayers, PhD, Middle Georgia State College – Macon Campus, English

Dr. Who, Torchwood, and Whoverse Studies
Melissa Tackett-Gibson, PhD, University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs

Harry Potter Studies
Christopher Bell, PhD, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Communication

Science Fiction and Fantasy – General
Susan Fanetti, PhD, California State University – Sacramento, English
Follow the Science Fiction and Fantasy area on Facebook at www.facebook.com/swtxsff and on Twitter @swtxsffchairs

Supernatural (TV series)
Erin Giannini, PhD, Independent Scholar

Whedonverses: Creators & Texts
Susan Fanetti, PhD, California State University – Sacramento, English

Zombie Culture
Brandon Kempner, PhD, New Mexico Highlands University, EnglishThe Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is accepting papers for SWPACA19. More details about each of the subject areas can be found on our Call for Papers page. After you find the subject area that fits your work, follow the instructions on the Conference Registration Information page to submit your work for consideration.

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Science Fiction and Fantasy

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Shane Trayers, PhD, Middle Georgia State College – Macon Campus, English

Dr. Who, Torchwood, and Whoverse Studies
Melissa Tackett-Gibson, PhD, University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs

Harry Potter Studies
Christopher Bell, PhD, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Communication

Science Fiction and Fantasy – General
Susan Fanetti, PhD, California State University – Sacramento, English
Follow the Science Fiction and Fantasy area on Facebook at www.facebook.com/swtxsff and on Twitter @swtxsffchairs

Supernatural (TV series)
Erin Giannini, PhD, Independent Scholar

Whedonverses: Creators & Texts
Susan Fanetti, PhD, California State University – Sacramento, English

Zombie Culture
Brandon Kempner, PhD, New Mexico Highlands University, English

#CFPHighlight: Identities and Cultures

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is accepting papers for SWPACA19. More details about each of the subject areas can be found on our Call for Papers page. After you find the subject area that fits your work, follow the instructions on the Conference Registration Information page to submit your work for consideration.

Identity

Identities and Cultures

African American / Black Studies
David Moody, PhD, Lake Erie College

Asian Popular Culture / The Asian American Experience
Elaine Cho, PhD, Eastfield College, English

Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Culture
Lupe Linares, PhD, College of St. Scholastica, English

Disability Studies
Lexey Bartlett, PhD, Fort Hays State University, English

Native American/Indigenous Studies
Margaret Vaughan, PhD, Metropolitan State University, Ethnic Studies

Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Pat Tyrer, PhD, West Texas A&M University, English and Modern Languages

#CFPHighlight: Historic and Contemporary Cultures

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is accepting papers for SWPACA19. More details about each of the subject areas can be found on our Call for Papers page. After you find the subject area that fits your work, follow the instructions on the Conference Registration Information page to submit your work for consideration.

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Historic and Contemporary Cultures

American Studies and American History
Deborah Marinski, PhD, Ohio University – Southern Campus, History

Beats, Counterculture, and Hipsters
Robert Johnson, PhD, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Crafting, Crafters, and Craft Culture.
Janet Brennan Croft, Rutgers University Library

Crime and Culture
Darrell Hamlin, PhD, Fort Hays State University, Political Science

Esotericism and Occultism
George Sieg, PhD, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Food and Culture
Ami Comeford, PhD, Dixie State University

Fashion, Style, Appearance, and Identity
Annette Lynch, PhD, University of Northern Iowa

Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture
Suzanne M. Stauffer, PhD, Louisiana State University

Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture
Kathleen Lacey, PhD, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk
Matthew Kelley, PhD, University of Alabama

Philosophy and Popular Culture
Sammuel R. Byer, PhD, Fort Hays State University, Philosophy

Politics
Darrell Hamlin, PhD, Fort Hays State University, Political Science

Religion
Warren Kay, PhD, Merrimack College, Religious & Theological Studies

Science, Technology, and Culture
Aaron Adair, PhD, Independent Scholar

Sociology of Popular Culture
Bruce Day, PhD, Central Connecticut State University, Sociology

Shakespeare in Popular Culture
Jessica Maerz, PhD, University of Arizona, Theatre Studies

Stardom and Fandom
Lynn Zubernis, PhD, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Counselor Education

War and Culture
Steffen Hantke, PhD, Sogang University, English

Witchcraft, Wizardry, & New Age
Renae Mitchell, PhD, University of New Mexico Los Alamos, SWPACA Assistant Awards Coordinator

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

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is accepting papers for SWPACA19. More details about each of the subject areas can be found on our Call for Papers page. After you find the subject area that fits your work, follow the instructions on the Conference Registration Information page to submit your work for consideration.

media

Film, Television, Music, and Visual Media

Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture
Amy Fatzinger, PhD, University of Arizona, American Indian Studies

Alfred Hitchcock
Michael Howarth, PhD, Missouri Southern State University, English

The American West: Film and Literature
Larry Van Meter, PhD, Blinn College, English

Animation Studies
Francisco Ortega, PhD, Texas Tech University

Breaking Bad / Better Call Saul
Nick Gerlich, PhD, West Texas A&M University, Marketing

Computer Culture
Adam Crowley, PhD, Husson University, English

Consumerism and Culture
Melissa Tackett-Gibson, PhD, University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs

Film and History
Brad Duren, PhD, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Behavioral & Social Sciences

Film Studies
Allen Redmon, PhD, Texas A&M University Central Texas, English and Film Studies

Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice
Judd Ruggill, PhD, University of Arizona

Grateful Dead
Nicholas Meriwether, Center for Countercultural Studies

Horror (Literary and Cinematic)
Steffen Hantke, PhD, Sogang University, English

Music: Traditional, Political, Popular
Cody Smith, PhD, North Lake College, History

Mystery Science Theater and the Culture of Riffing
Brad Duren, PhD, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Behavioral & Social Sciences

Rap and Hip-Hop Culture
Robert Tinajero, PhD, University of North Texas-Dallas

Jamel Garrett, Assistant Area Chair, Michael K. Schoenecke Leadership Institute Fellow

Television
Melanie Cattrell, PhD, Blinn College, English

Theatre and Performance Studies
Monica Ganas, PhD, Azusa Pacific University, Theater

Visual Arts
Nancy Kay, PhD, Independent Scholar