CFP for Area, Arab Culture in the U.S. (Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 13-16, 2013)

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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
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for the Area, Arab Culture in the U.S., at
the 34th Annual Conference of the

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Conference Theme
Celebrating Popular/ American Culture(s) in a Global Context

Deadline for Proposal Submission: November 16, 2012
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: December 31, 2012

Hyatt Regency Hotel
330 Tijeras NW,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1.505.842.1234/ Fax: +1.505.843.2710
Hotel Website:
Special conference rates are available.

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables are now being accepted for the Area, "Arab Culture in the U.S." In addition to academic presentations, artists (e.g., poets, musicians, and dancers) are welcome to perform their work.

Here is a possible but not exhaustive list of topics – other themes/topics are encouraged:
-Arabs in American media
-Arab film in the U.S.
-Arab drama, poetry, and prose in the U.S.
-Arab music and dance in the U.S.
-Arab immigration to the U.S.
-Arabs in the U.S. after the 9/11 attacks
-Arab political, religious, ethnic, linguistic, and sexual identity in the U.S.

To submit a proposal of 250 words (beginning September 1, 2012), visit this link: You will be asked to log in or create a new account if you haven't used this database before. Panel ideas should include one proposal of 200 words describing the panel and indicating which authors and proposals are to be included on this panel. Proposal authors must each create an account and submit their own proposals at the link provided above.

Graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate in the conference. They have several awards available to them. For more info on that, click here: Those who are interested in sharing a room at the hotel can find info here:

More info regarding the conference (listing of all areas, registration, hotel, travel, etc.) can be found at the conference website.

Lutfi Hussein, PhD
Area Chair, Arab Culture in the U.S.