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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CFP: 34th annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Conference

Submissions are invited for the 34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context" to be held February 13-16th, 2013 in Albuquerque, NM. While the area of American Studies is one that should be centered in the cultures of the Americas, a particularly vibrant area of inquiry is increasingly found in the transnational, intra-national and global considerations of these cultures. Topics offering multiple perspectives in this vein on the American Southwest are especially welcome. Submission deadline: November 16th, 2012.

Call for Papers: American History and Culture Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposals are now being accepted until November 16, 2012 for the American History
and Culture Area at the 2013 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference. We invite you to submit
presentations about American history and culture, ranging from critical essays to
analyses employing recognized research methodologies. Paper presentations should be
15 to 20 minutes. Proposals with a global scope are especially welcomed. All proposals
for the "American History and Culture" area must have a historical focus and should
emphasize culture.
Panels are still forming for all of the conference's individual subject areas, including
the "American History and Culture" area.
Below are some suggestions for presentation/panel topics related to the area of
"American History and Culture."
Topics not mentioned here are also welcome for consideration.
* Specific eras / periods in American history
* Regional and local history (especially in the Southwest)
* Public history, collective memory, representation, nostalgia, memorials / monuments
* Historic preservation and historical sites
* Consumer culture and advertising
* Leisure, public amusements, travel, and tourism
* Urban studies, architecture, city planning, cultural geography, cultural landscapes
* Local image/identity creation, boosterism, and the marketing of place
* Radio
* Sports
* Youth culture/subcultures, children's culture, senior culture, etc.
* Visual culture, art, and design
For individual presentations, submit a proposal with the following items:
• maximum 250-word abstract, including paper/presentation title;
• current curriculum vitae;
• working bibliography for your paper; and
• contact information (name and email). 

All presenters must enter their own information and proposals into the
conference database.
Proposals for panels of 3-4 presenters are also welcome. To propose a panel, submit
the following:
• panel title;
• name and email address for the panel chair;
• titles and abstracts of each paper; and
• name and email address for each presenter.
Submit all proposals to http://conference2013.swtxpca.org. ‚Ä®
Please see http://www.swtxpca.org/documents/48.html for a list of graduate student
awards and requirements.