American Indians Today/12-15-2010/ 04-20-23-2011

full name / name of organization: 
Richard L. Allen, PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Call for Papers: American Indians Today Area

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20--‐23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010

Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

The American Indians Today Area is seeking papers, presentations and panels on topics
related to American Indians Today that examine the influence that American pop culture
has on aspects of contemporary American Indian life ways and vice versa. American
Indian culture is diverse and an examination of the culture, influences, adaptation, and
cultural syncretism as it is presented in contemporary America is welcome.

Proposals may examine any aspect of American Indian life ways and pop culture as
represented or interpreted in: the arts, performing arts (storytelling, myth, legend,
theater, music); poetry; oral tradition; myth; legend; philosophy; sciences, arts; fashion;
artifacts; foods; journalism; media (radio, television, internet); photography; cultural,
spiritual or identity appropriation; stereotypes; mascots; tribal politics; history; gaming;
Indians in the military; activist movements; social influences; reservation, rural and urban
influences; languages; assimilation, adaptation, and syncretism; sovereignty, peoplehood
and any influence one may observe that has its genesis in American popular culture as
adapted by contemporary American Indians.

Please send 100-250 word abstracts to:

Richard L. Allen
Area Chair, American Indians Today
Cherokee Nation
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74465
(918) 453- 5466