Call for Papers


We will begin accepting paper proposals August 1, 2016! Continue to check this page for updates!

SWPACA Subject Area List:

Film, Television, Music, and Visual Media | Historic and Contemporary Cultures | Identities and Cultures | Language and Literature | Science Fiction and Fantasy | Teaching and the Profession | Eclectica


Film, Television, Music, and Visual Media

Adaptation: Literature, Film, and CultureAdvertising and Consumer Culture

Alfred Hitchcock

The American West: Film and Literature

Breaking Bad / Better Call Saul

Computer Culture

Digital Humanities

Film and History

Film Studies

Film Theory and Aesthetics

Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice

Grateful Dead

Horror (Literary and Cinematic)

James Bond, Espionage, and Eurospy

Music: Traditional, Political, Popular

Mystery Science Theater and the Culture of Riffing

Rap and Hip-Hop Culture

Reality TV


Theatre and Performance Studies

Visual Arts


Historic and Contemporary Cultures

American Studies and American HistoryBeats, Counterculture, and Hipsters

Classical Representations in Popular Culture

Crime and Culture

Fashion, Style, Appearance, & Identity

Food and Culture

The Geek and Popular Culture

Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture

Material Culture and the Built Environment

Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture

Motor Culture and the Road

Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk

Philosophy and Popular Culture



Science, Technology, and Culture

Shakespeare in Popular Culture

Stardom and Fandom

War and Culture


Identities and Cultures

African American / Black Studies

Arab Culture in the U.S.

Asian Popular Culture / The Asian American Experience

Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Culture

Disability Studies

Native American/Indigenous Studies

Women, Gender, and Sexuality


Language and Literature

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative

Captivity Narratives

Children’s / Young Adult Literature and Culture

Cormac McCarthy

Creative Writing (Poetry, Fiction)

Eco-Criticism and the Environment

European Popular Culture and Literature

Folklore Studies

Graphic Novels, Comics, and Popular Culture


Literature (General)

Mystery / Detective Fiction

Myth and Fairy Tales

Poetry and Poetics (Critical)

Rhetoric and Technical Communication


Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture

British Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television

A Game of Thrones

Harry Potter Studies

Science Fiction and Fantasy – General

Science Fiction and Fantasy – Literature

Supernatural (TV series)

The Works of Joss Whedon

Zombie Culture


Teaching and the Profession

Pedagogy and Popular Culture

Undergraduate Presentations



Eclectica: For Topics with No Other Home