Undergraduate Area at Pop Culture Conference UPDATED deadline

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2002
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association URL UPDATE
contact email: 



Call for Papers


Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico


UPDATED Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017


Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 39th 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/ 


We encourage and invite undergraduates to prepare a brief paper (15 minutes) on any topic that is covered by existing Areas within the conference. This well-established conference has an Area for all types of scholars, from Horror aficionados to Library Archives fanatics, so make plans to attend and present at the SWPACA’s conference at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Hotel.


Submit a 250-word abstract to present a paper. Or, submit a panel proposal with a separate abstract/user account for each presenter/paper. Proposals will be accepted online only and must be submitted under the “Undergraduate” section of the conference database. See below for the correct URL.


Proposal submission deadline: UPDATED to November 15, 2017


All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://conference2018.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.  Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.  


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 is UPDATED November 15, 2017

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due December 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 Undergraduate area, please contact its Area Chair, Jarrod Bolin at jbolin@irvingisd.net


We look forward to receiving your submissions.