Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED! Poetry & Poetics (Critical), Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) Annual Conference

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Call for Papers
November 15, 2017
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
Literature, Popular Culture Studies, American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities

Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017 (extended)

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. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit

We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2018 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions. Poet-critics who may wish to participate in the readings panels should contact Jerry Bradley, Area Chair of Creative Writing [Poetry, Fiction], via the SWPACA website.

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at

For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at

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 has been extended to November 15, 2015.

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

Registration and travel information for the conference is available at

In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at

If you have any questions about the Poetry & Poetics (Critical) area, please contact its Area Chair, Scarlett Higgins ( .


We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Contact Info: 

Scarlett Higgins
Assistant Professor
The University of New Mexico
Department of English Language and Literature MSC 03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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