CFP for Rap and Hip Hop Culture at the SWPACA Conference

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
February 19, 2020
Location: 
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Communication, Composition & Rhetoric, Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies

Call for Papers

Rap and Hip Hop Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st 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/

Specifically, proposals are being accepted for the Rap and Hip Hop Culture area. We had excellent representation in this area last year and are looking to expand in both quantity and complexity for this year’s conference. We are particularly interested in proposals that address the following but will consider any proposal that deals with rap music and hip hop culture:
Intersections of Hip Hop and Pedagogy

Rap Music, Hip Hop Culture, and Space/Place

Theoretical approaches to Hip Hop (Language Theory/Postmodernism/Social Theory, etc.)

Rap, Hip Hop, and Academic Disciplinarity

Rhetorical Approaches to Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture

Rap, Hip Hop, and Film/Documentary

Hip Hop Subjectivities/Agency

Anthropological/Sociological approaches to Hip Hop Culture

Economics and Hip Hop Culture

Hip Hop and LGBTQUI Issues

Hip Hop Aesthetics

Hip Hop History

International Hip Hop

Intersections of Hip Hop and Religion/Theology

Hip Hop and Technology

Indigenous Cultures and Hip Hop 
Colorism in Hip Hop Expressions
Hip Hop and Issues in the Music Industry

LatinX Hip Hop

Women and Hip Hop

Hip Hop and Politics


As always, papers and panels that consider the myriad ways that rap music and hip hop culture impact and feed upon popular and American culture are encouraged. This area should be construed broadly, and we seek papers that aren’t afraid to take risks. Proposals from graduate students are particularly welcome.

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, 2019.   

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2020.  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 Rap and Hip Hop Culture area, please contact its Area Chair, Robert Tinajero, University of North Texas at Dallas, at Robert.Tinajero@untdallas.edu

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Contact Info: 

Robert Tinajero, UNT-Dallas, robert.tinajero@untdallas.edu