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39th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 7-10, 2018

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  • Introducing the SWPACA Code of Conduct

    We are pleased to announce that the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association has developed a Code of Conduct for all participants in SWPACA conference related events. 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 [...]

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  • #SWPACA18 Breaking Bad Tour Registration Now Open!

    Join us on this guided driving tour of iconic “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” filming sites in Albuquerque. The expected duration of the tour is: 3-3.5 hours, weather permitting. Space is limited, so pre-registration will be required. Saturday, 2/10/2018 at 1:15pm. Registered participants will meet at the conference Registration Desk. This guided tour will [...]

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  • Spotlight: Pre-Conference Workshop! Self-Publishing: Advice, Alerts, and Anecdotes with Susan Fanetti, Wednesday, February 7 at 8:30am

    Not so long ago, self-publishing was sneered at as “vanity presses,” but the Kindle Era has changed all that. Self-publishing is no longer that thing that’s stuffed in a box collecting dust in your rich uncle’s attic. Now indie authors are a commercial powerhouse and an industry in and of themselves. Indies often make the [...]

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  • Spotlight: Pre-Conference Workshop! Writing Marathon: No Sprinting Required, Wednesday, February 7 at 8:30am

    In A Moveable Feast Hemingway wrote, “You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil” (6). Hemingway is giving voice to what writers have known for ages—writers only truly know a place once they’ve written there. The Writing Marathon takes this truth and the work [...]

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  • Spotlight: Pre-Conference Workshop! From Concept to Book with Cynthia Miller and Stephen Ryan, Wednesday, February 7 at 8:30am

    Do you want to turn your scholarly idea, article, presentation, or book into a volume that reaches a broader audience? This workshop, conducted by author and editor Cynthia Miller and Stephen Ryan, Senior Editor for Rowman & Littlefield, will focus on practical suggestions for framing your scholarly project in ways that will appeal to a [...]

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  • #SWPACA18 Pre-Conference Workshops

    Registration for pre-conference workshops are now open! Join workshop leaders Cynthia Miller, Stephen Ryan, Kathryn Lane, and Susan Fanetti as they kick off the conference with workshops on publishing and writing! Register now at http://conference.southwestpca.org/southwestpca/! (NOTE: Fees apply.)

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  • #SWPACA18 Featured Grad Award: Charles Redd Center Award for Western Studies

    For #SWPACA18 we are excited to feature the Charles Redd Center Award for Western Studies graduate award. Read about the award below, and apply via our online application now!

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  • #SWPACA18 CFP Now Closed

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association would like to thank everyone who has submitted a proposal for the 39th annual conference to be held in Albuquerque, NM, February 7-10, 2018. All submissions are new closed.  

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  • #SWPACA18 CFP Extension!

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association has extended the deadline for  paper proposals for the 39th annual conference to be held in Albuquerque, NM, February 7-10, 2017. The deadline is now November 15, 2017. To submit your paper, navigate to our Call for Papers page, and find the subject area that fits your topic. Detailed instructions can be found [...]

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  • #SWPACA18 CFP Highlight: Eclectica

    Eclectica is the subject area for topics with no other home. Find more subject areas on our call for papers page as well! Help us grow #SWPACA18; share the call! **     Eclectica Eclectica: For Topics with No Other Home Jeff Clayton, PhD, Lee College, English, jclayton@lee.edu See more subject areas on our call for papers page!

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  • #SWPACA18 CFP Highlight: Teaching and the Profession

    Teaching and the Profession 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! Help us grow #SWPACA18; share the call! ** Teaching and the Profession Pedagogy and Popular Culture Kurt Depner, New Mexico [...]

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  • #SWPACA18 CFP Highlight: Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Science Fiction and Fantasy 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! Help us grow #SWPACA18; share the call! ** Science Fiction and Fantasy Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Shane Trayers, [...]

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