Submissions Open September 1, 2020
Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020
For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding
our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions,
and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd 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/
We encourage and welcome all topics involving pedagogy and/or curriculum development; some suggestions
for possible papers or panels are listed below:
Combining unusual disciplines in Writing Across the Curriculum courses
Utilizing new media technologies or Web 2.0 tools
Discussing the benefits & challenges of online teaching; best practice presentations are welcome!
Integrating popular television, films, novels, graphic novels, or music for classroom lessons
Teaching games and game theory
Utilizing social networking tools in the classroom
Using Wikis or Blogs in the classroom
Teaching with podcasts and videocasts
Editing family letters and/or journals in student projects
Promoting active learning by co-opting structures typically associated with webpages
Integrating service learning with traditional curricula
Constructing student projects as museum exhibits
Challenging standard pedagogical assumptions
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.
For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel,
please view the above FAQs and Tips page.
SWPACA will offer registration reimbursement awards for the best graduate student papers
in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2021.
SWPACA will also offer registration reimbursement awards for select undergraduate &
graduate students in place of our traditional travel awards. For more information,
visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/. Registration for the
conference will be open and available in late fall. Watch your email for details!
In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal,
Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy,
If you have any questions about the Pedagogy & Popular Culture area,
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Kurt Depner, Area Chair
Pedagogy & Popular Culture
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference