CFP: [Professional] CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/1; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/25-2/28)

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Phil Heldrich
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CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/1; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/25-2/28/09)
(please forward to interested colleagues and graduate students)

30th Anniversary Meeting!
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 25â€"28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No forum setting or those same talking heads who appear on multiple panels
here, but individual panels dedicated to the teaching of creative writing
in academic and community settings. Interdisciplinary, experimental, and
innovative approaches to creative writing pedagogy welcome.

Topics of interest
--diverse pedagogies, classroom approaches, and challenges
--teaching of experimental writing
--teaching of mixed-genre writing
--interdisciplinary creative writing
--student issues, problems, & solutions
--curricular/program development
--creative writing in the community
--creative writing in the schools
--innovative teaching methods
--advising of student and other independent or university literary journals
(online, hardcopy, or both)
--teaching of literary editing and/or small and independent press histories
--& more!

Graduate students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate
or register to attend the conference.

Send abstract to:
Philip Heldrich, Creative Writing Pedagogy Chair
Email: pheldrich
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Deadline: 1 December 2008

(For Reduced Priority Fee, I must receive your abstract by 11/15/08 and you
must register before December 1, 2008. See website for deadlines:

Mailing Address:
Philip Heldrich, Ph.D.
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
University of Washington, Tacoma
1900 Commerce Street, Box 358436
Tacoma WA 98402-3100 USA
Phone: 253.692.4755 Fax: x5718
Conference Website: <>

Creative writers interested in the selective creative writing readings
panels should contact Jerry Bradley, Creative Writing Readings Chair,
bradleyjw, in the early fall [spam deterrent: please remove
space before @ symbol to reply]. Those interested in Experimental Writing
and Aesthetics unrelated to pedagogy should contact Hugh Tribbey, Chair for
Experimental Writing and Aesthetics, htribbey [spam
deterrent: please remove space before @ symbol to reply]. Due to
scheduling conflicts, participants, however, may only present on one panel
in one area.

If your work does not focus on Creative Writing Pedagogy but fits within
the broad range of areas designated for the upcoming conference on American
& Popular culture, I still encourage you to participate. Please pass along
this call to friends and colleagues.

General Conference Details:


Keynote Speaker: Former New Mexico Governor David F. Cargo (1967-1971)

30th Anniversary Meeting!
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 25â€"28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

This year the SW/TX PCA/ACA celebrates its 30th Birthday with our theme,
“Reeling in the Years: 30 Years of Film, TV, and Popular Culture.” Papers
are particularly sought on aspects of film, TV, and popular culture of the
last 30 years with an emphasis on the popular culture of 1979.

The SW/TX PCA/ ACA also invites papers for one of its 70+ Area offerings in
American Studies, Literature, Film, Television, Science Fiction and
Fantasy, Ethnic and Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Southwest Culture,
Western Studies, Writing Pedagogy, Creative Writing, and many more!

Since the 1970s, the Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA has sought to foster
interdisciplinary study of popular and American literary, historical,
visual, and other cultural and media texts. We like to think we are a
unique organization that pioneered the study of Popular Culture before it
was cool. While our offerings have grown over the years to include areas
of international study, we still invite scholars and artists to share their
perspectives on American life in the diverse region of the Southwest.

This year’s keynote address will be given by former New Mexico Governor
David F. Cargo. David F. Cargo began his legislative career in the New
Mexico State House of Representatives from 1963-1967, then served two terms
as the Governor of New Mexico from 1967-1971. As Governor, David Cargo
founded the New Mexico Film Commission, the first of its kind nationwide,
which brought Hollywood film production to New Mexico. Continuing a
tradition of governors who act, David Cargo played roles in several films
such as The Gatling Gun (1973), Bunny O’Hare (1971), and Up in the Cellar
(1971) about a student poet who seduces his college president's wife,
daughter, and girlfriend over lost financial aid. Gov. Cargo holds a B.A.,
M.A., and law degree from the University of Michigan.

Information about our areas of study, graduate student awards, conference
travel, lodging, and the organization can be found on our regularly updated


Come celebrate 30 years with us in sunny Albuquerque where we invite you to
explore Route 66, local pueblos, hiking trails, museums, the Sandia and
Isleta casinos, area ski resorts, and nearby Santa Fe.

After browsing our website <http:/>, if you still have
questions, contact our conference administrator: Sally Sanchez:

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