CFP: Disability Studies Area, Southwest PCA/ACA (11/1/15; 2/10-13, 2016)

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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 37th Annual Conference
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Submissions are welcomed that apply disability studies in any area of cultural, historical, or literary research, or that apply disability studies in conjunction with another theoretical approach, such as queer studies, feminist or gender studies, issues of diversity, and so on. Work addressing all media and cultural contexts (literature, TV, film, games, social media/web media, laws, social and cultural practices, politics, and so on) from a disability studies or combined approach is welcome.

Some possibilities:
• Historical or cultural studies research into attitudes toward disability
• Legal, social, or cultural research into treatments of disability
• Research on the representation of disability in textual or graphic literature, drama, television, film, ephemera, games, or other cultural objects
• Work on technology and disability

Proposal abstracts should be 200-400 words.

Graduate Students: The SWPACA Conference offers a number of travel and academic paper awards to encourage graduate student submissions and attendance at the conference. Please read through the list of awards to see if your paper fits one of the award categories at .

Please also visit for information about the organization's new, peer-reviewed journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy.

If you have questions prior to submitting your proposal, please email the Disability Studies Area Chair, Dr. Lexey Bartlett, at

Please note: Proposals must be submitted through the submissions database at by the submission deadline, 1 November 2015.