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Call for Papers
November 1, 2015
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Literature, Ethnic History / Studies

Individual paper and panel proposals that explore topics connected to food, eating, and cooking in literature, film, and other popular and American culture are now being accepted for the 37 th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference, to be held in Albuquerque, NM.

Scholars, graduate students, teachers, foodies, and others interested in the intersection of culinary production/consumption and culture are encouraged to submit proposals. If you plan to propose a panel or roundtable session of three to four presenters, make sure to submit an abstract and title for each participant individually into the database. Each roundtable or panel abstract should also include the panel title and the name of the panel chair.

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words directly to the online submission database at by November 1, 2015.

Topics may address, but are not limited to:

  • Gender/sexuality and food
  • Race/ethnicity and food
  • Food in literature
  • Food in film
  • Food and globalization/colonization/assimilation/resistance
  • Food practices and ecology
  • Food deserts/ race, class, and food

Graduate student presenters are eligible for travel fellowships and award opportunities for the best papers. Find a list of graduate student awards here: Recent graduate student Food and Culture presenters have received the Lawrence Clayton Award for Texas Culture, the Diana Cox Award for Images of Women, and the Peter C. Rollins Award for Popular Culture Issue.

For more information about the organization’s peer-reviewed, quarterly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy please visit

Contact Info: 

Laura Anh Williams

Food & Culture Area Chair

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

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