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Pre-Con Workshop: Pop Culture Production: Create Your Own Zine!

pre-conf-zineZines 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 a�?talked backa�? to important social issues like sexism, racism, classism, and ableism. They also challenge traditional methods of content creation, presentation, and distribution. After a brief talk about the history and power of zines, participants will get the chance to create their own zine! Anyone can make one, and they can be about anything. Passionate about a particular cause? Got something to get off your chest? Just want to relax before the conference begins? Bring yourself and your ideas, and wea��ll supply the rest!

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Call For Papers #SWPACA17

2017-Call-for-PapersThe 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 ourA�Call for PapersA�page, and find the subject area that fits your topic. Detailed instructions can be found on that page, and the expanded descriptions for each subject area. We look forward to all of your proposals!

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Post-#SWPACA16 Conference Reflection Piece

swpaca16Check out this conference reflection piece by Keene Short, a writer and academic in Lincoln, Nebraska who studies in the UNL creative writing graduate program. Thanks for the great post, and join us again next year!