Chicana/o/x Literature, Film, and Culture

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
contact email: 

Call for Papers - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Chicana/o/x Literature, Film, and Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline:  November 1, 2018  November 15, 2018

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th 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

Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana, Chicano, and Chicanx culture are encouraged for our upcoming conference. The Chicana/o/x Literature, Film, and Culture area tends to be both multicultural and interdisciplinary, and panels and individual papers may explore any issues relevant to Chicana/o/x cultural studies.

Presentations might examine themes relevant to Chicana/o/x culture and politics, including but not limited to:

  • Education
  • Language
  • Border nationalism
  • Indigenismo
  • Colonialism
  • Marianismo
  • Machismo
  • Gender
  • Spanish
  • Raza
  • Immigration
  • Folklore
  • Corridos
  • Religion
  • Spirituality
  • Revolution
  • Resistance
  • Territorialization
  • Separatism
  • Stereotypes
  • Graffiti
  • Television
  • Literature
  • Art

Proposals that address any aspect of Chicana/o/x culture are welcome.

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at

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 November 1, 2018.  

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2019.  For more information, visit

Registration and travel information for the conference is available at

In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at

If you have any questions about the Chicana/o/x Literature, Film, and Culturearea, please contact its Area Chair, Dr. Lupe Linares, College of St Scholastica,

We look forward to receiving your submissions.