Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 15, 2022
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2022
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 44th annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/
The Film Studies area invites presentations on any topic germane to film studies including, but not limited to, film as art, film as culture, and film as industry, and film theory and aesthetics. The most desirable essays will utilize recognized research methodologies that support an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question. We are particularly interested in papers that generate conversation.
A wide range of topics are appropriate for the Film Studies area, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Film Genres
- Film Criticism
- Film History
- Global Cinemas
- Film Auteurs
- Film Industry
- Film & Digital Platforms
- Representations of gender, race, nationality, social class, etc.
- LGBTQ+ Subjects
- Intersections of film with other art forms
All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca
For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/
Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.
For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.
The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2022.
SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2023. SWPACA also offers travel fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/
Registration and travel information for the conference will be available at http://southwestpca.org/conference/conference-registration-information/
For 2023, we are excited to be at a new venue, the Marriott Albuquerque (2101 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110), which boasts free parking and close proximity to dining, shopping, and other delights.
In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org/
If you have any questions about the Film Studies area, please contact its Area Chair, Eric Lackey, Colorado Mesa University, email@example.com. If you have general questions about the conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and a member of the executive team will get back to you.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Colorado Mesa University