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#CFPHighlight Language and Literature


Language and Literature

  • Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, and Personal Narrative
  • Captivity Studies
  • Children’s / YA 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
  • Linguistics
  • Literature (General)
  • Mystery / Detective Fiction
  • Myth and Fairy Tales
  • Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

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#CFPHighlight Historic and Contemporary Cultures


Historic and Contemporary Cultures

  • American Studies and American History
  • Beats, Counterculture, and Hipsters
  • Classical Representations in Popular Culture
  • Crafting, Crafters, and Craft Culture
  • Crime and Culture
  • Esotericism and Occultism
  • Food and Culture
  • Fashion, Style, Appearance, and Identity
  • Cultural Heritage Institutions in Popular Culture
  • Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture
  • Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk
  • Philosophy and Popular Culture
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Science, Technology, and Culture
  • Sociology of Popular Culture
  • Shakespeare in Popular Culture
  • Stardom and Fandom
  • War and Culture
  • Witchcraft, Wizardry, & New Age

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#CFPHighlight Film, Television, Music, and Visual Media


Film, Television, Music, and Visual Media

  • SPECIAL AREA FOR 2020: The Works of Rob Thomas: Veronica Mars, iZombie, and Beyond
  • Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • The American West: Film and Literature
  • Animation Studies
  • Breaking Bad / Better Call Saul
  • Computer Culture
  • Consumerism and Culture
  • Film and History
  • Film Studies
  • Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice
  • Grateful Dead
  • Horror (Literary and Cinematic)
  • Music: Traditional, Political, Popular
  • Mystery Science Theater and the Culture of Riffing
  • Rap and Hip-Hop Culture
  • Television
  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Visual Arts

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#SW2020 Code of Conduct

Last year we announced the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Code of Conduct for all participants in SWPACA conference related events. For the upcoming #SWPACA2020 conference, we are continuing to use this set of guidelines for our event. The Code of conduct has been developed to maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to academic inquiry and growth and which provides a safe, respectful, and enjoyable experience for all.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these important guidelines at the link below.

View Code of Conduct