UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Deadline Extension: American History and Culture (2009 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference)

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Kelli Shapiro
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Call for Papers (Deadline Extension): American History and Culture area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
30th Anniversary Conference, February 25-28, 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Deadline: December 15, 2008

The annual SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference is one of the nation’s largest
gatherings of interdisciplinary scholars. In honor of its 30th
anniversary, the upcoming conference will feature the theme, “Reeling in
the Years: 30 Years of Film, TV, and Popular Culture.” The 2009 conference
will take place February 25-28 at the Hyatt Regency in vibrant downtown
Albuquerque, New Mexico, just steps from historic Route 66. Further
conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org .
Panels are still forming for all of the conference’s numerous 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. Proposals do not have to relate to the overarching “30
Years” conference theme. However, all proposals for the American History
and Culture area should have a historical focus and should emphasize culture.
* American cultural history in general
* Specific eras / periods in American history
* Public history, collective memory, representation, nostalgia, and
memorials / monuments
* Historic preservation and historical sites
* Consumer culture and advertising
* Leisure, public amusements, travel, and tourism
* Car culture, the American road / roadside America, and Route 66
* Urban studies, architecture, city planning, cultural geography, and
cultural landscapes
* Regional and local history (especially in the Southwest)
* Local image / identity creation, boosterism, and the marketing of place
* Stardom and celebrity culture
* Radio
* Sports
* Youth culture/subcultures, children’s culture, senior culture, etc.
* Visual culture, art, and design

The SW/TX PCA/ACA has extended its proposal submission deadline to December
15, 2008. However, the conference encourages early submissions; it now
offers presenters a reduced registration rate until December 1 (extended
from November 15). Email queries and proposals for individual
presentations or full panels to American History and Culture Area Chair
Kelli Shapiro (Department of American Civilization, Brown University) at
Kelli_Shapiro_at_brown.edu . Include a 200-word abstract with a two-part
working title (as well as a CV and contact information) for each potential
presenter. Please convert any Word 2007 .docx files into the older .doc
file format before sending them. Mention the conference or the American
History and Culture area in the email’s subject line.

Professors, independent scholars, teachers, and professionals are
encouraged to participate. Graduate students are particularly welcome at
the conference, which offers awards for the best graduate papers. Please
note that the SW/TX PCA/ACA does not generally accept papers previously
presented elsewhere. Further, it permits only one presentation per person.
 The conference features numerous individual subject areas â€" each with its
own Area Chair, and each typically including multiple conference panels.
Therefore, please consult the area list at
http://www.swtxpca.org/documents/area_chairs.html to determine whether the
American History and Culture area is the appropriate area to receive your

Kelli Shapiro
Area Chair, American History and Culture

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