American Studies and American History for the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
February 20, 2019
Location: 
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Public History, Social History / Studies, Teaching and Learning

Call for Papers

American Studies and American History

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline extended: November 15, 2018

 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th 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 American Studies and American History subject area allows for a broad range of topics that address historical influences on American culture and/or cultural identity. Papers from a historical, interdisciplinary, and/or transnational perspective are encouraged. Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Labor
  • Class studies
  • Medicine
  • Regional and local history
  • Materialism
  • Urbanism
  • Public history and collective memory
  • Leisure activities
  • Entertainment
  • Ethnicity
  • Economics and American culture
  • Nationalism, citizenship, community
  • Specific eras/periods
  • American Studies as a field
  • Cultural history as a field

 

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 November 1, 2018.  

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2019.  For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

 

Registration and travel information for the conference is available at http://southwestpca.org/conference/conference-registration-information/

 

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 area, please contact its Area Chair, Deborah Marinski, PhD, Ohio University Southern Campus, marinski@ohio.edu.

 

We look forward to receiving your submissions.  

Contact Info: 

Deborah Marinski, Ph.D.

Ohio University -- Southern Campus

1804 Liberty Ave. 

Ironton, OH 45638

marinski@ohio.edu

740-533-4637

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