Extension on CFP Italian American Culture(s): SWPACA 43rd Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Carmela Lanza's picture
Call for Papers
February 23, 2022 to February 26, 2022
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies, Cultural History / Studies



Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


43rd Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2021


Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th 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/ 


Benvenuti! The Italian American Culture(s) area of the conference will consider proposals from the following suggested topics (the list of topics is suggested but not limited to):

  • history
  • social media
  • crafts
  • television
  • theater
  • film
  • literature
  • fashion
  • food
  • music
  • sports
  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • language
  • family
  • working-class studies
  • aging studies
  • diaspora
  • spirituality & religion
  • cultural criticism
  • creative work as related to Italian American identity



All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://conference.southwestpca.org/ 


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, as well as a brief summary of no more than 100 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.  


The deadline for submissions has been EXTENDED to NOVEMBER 14, 2021! 


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


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 ITALIAN AMERICAN CULTURE(S) area, please contact its Area Chair, Dr. Carmela Lanza, University of New Mexico-Gallup, Eng48@unm.edu.



We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Contact Info: 

Dr. Carmela Lanza, Associate Professor of English, University of New Mexico-Gallup


Contact Email: