Politics Panel at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

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February 7, 2018 to February 10, 2018
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
Political Science, Popular Culture Studies, Social Sciences, Teaching and Learning, Cultural History / Studies

The Politics area is particularly concerned with portrayals of politics, politicians, and the political process in American and international popular culture. Other possible areas of discussion can include rhetoric of politicians, politics in the news media, political satire, politics and culture, and popular trends in politics. There is no need for the political topic addressed in your proposal to be current; indeed, proposals about political history, or representations of historical political events in popular culture, are encouraged. Works based on documentaries and non-fiction works, as well as fictional works, may be included. Scholars interested in proposing to this area are encouraged to submit abstracts for papers which broadly address these themes.

Proposals for papers and panels will be accepted for the 39th annual SWPACA conference beginning August 15, 2017, and closing October 22.


Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 39th annual SWPACA conference!  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://conference.southwestpca.org/.

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.

The deadline for submissions is October 22, 2017.

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due December 1.  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/registration/

SWPACA also offers travel assistance to graduate and undergraduate students in the form of fellowships. For more information see http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

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

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Contact Info: 

Adam Crowley at crowleya@husson.edu

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