#SWPACA18 CFP Highlight: Identities and Cultures

2018-Identities-and-CulturesIdentities 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!

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Identities and Cultures

African American / Black Studies
Debbie Olson, PhD, Missouri Valley College, English, olsond@moval.edu

Open Description


The African American / Black Studies area of the conference welcomes proposals regarding any aspect of African American life, culture, performance, literature, demographics, history, law, politics, economics, education, health care, art, religion, social sciences, business, representations in popular culture, music, the diaspora, Africa, or any other issue relevant to African American / Black Studies and culture.

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Asian Popular Culture / The Asian American Experience
Elaine Cho, PhD, Eastfield College, English, elainecho@dcccd.edu

Open Description


Asian Popular Culture / The Asian American Experience is a subject area that covers a wide variety of topics. Proposals for individual papers and panels on Asian popular culture or Asian American life and culture are welcome. The list of topics is suggested, but not limited to:

  • Film
  • Literature
  • Fashion
  • Family
  • Food
  • Music
  • Asian American Experience/Identity
  • Transcultural Representations in Asian Pop Culture
  • Religion
  • Politics
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Travel

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

Open Description


Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana and Chicano culture are encouraged for our upcoming conference. The “Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Culture” area tends to be both multicultural and interdisciplinary, and panels and individual papers may explore any issues relevant to Chicana/Chicano cultural studies.

Presentations might examine themes relevant to Chicana/Chicano culture and politics, including but not limited to:

Proposals that address any aspect of Chicana/Chicano culture are welcome.

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Disability Studies
Lexey Bartlett, PhD, Fort Hays State University, English, labartlett@fhsu.edu

Open Description


Submissions are welcomed that apply disability studies in any area of cultural, historical, or literary research, or that apply disability studies in conjunction with another theoretical approach, such as queer studies, feminist or gender studies, issues of diversity, and so on. Work addressing all media and cultural contexts (literature, TV, film, games, social media/web media, laws, social and cultural practices, politics, and so on) from a disability studies or combined approach is welcome.

Some possibilities include:

  • Historical or cultural studies research into attitudes toward disability
  • Legal, social, or cultural research into treatments of disability
  • Research on the representation of disability in textual or graphic literature, drama, television, film, ephemera, games, or other cultural objects
  • Work on technology and disability

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Native American/Indigenous Studies
Margaret Vaughan, PhD, Metropolitan State University, Ethnic Studies, margaret.vaughan@metrostate.edu

Open Description


Come present with us! Proposals are now being accepted for the Native/Indigenous Studies area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are welcomed and encouraged. Paper topics can include transnational and international Indigenous issues.

Topics in the area at past conferences have included:

  • Cyberculture and social media
  • Native representations in popular culture (television, comic books, graphic novels, video/computer games, etc.)
  • Indigenous methodologies and interpretative frameworks
  • Queer theory and Native Studies
  • Teaching Native American Studies
  • Native art and artists
  • Popular culture and language preservation
  • Native American and Indigenous Literature
  • Indigenous resistance, regional or global (treaty rights, incarceration issues, sports mascots, etc.)
  • Native peoples’ relationships with various Communities of Color
  • Landscapes and Indigenous ecologies
  • Travel, tourism, and Indigenous nations
  • Native sovereignty and media

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Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Pat Tyrer, PhD, West Texas A&M University, English and Modern Languages, ptyrer@wtamu.edu

Open Description


The area chair for Women, Gender, and Sexuality invites all interested scholars to submit proposals on any aspect of women, gender, and sexuality in literature, film, television, digital, and online as well as general culture. Given the strong showing of work on gender issues in cinema in recent years, we hope to continue this tradition, but also to diversify into new and unconventional areas, especially with the addition of roundtable sessions on a variety of popular topics.\

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See more subject areas on our call for papers page!