Arab Culture in the U.S. Area [12/15/2010 - April 20-23, 2011]

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PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
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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

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables are now being accepted for the Area "Arab Culture in the U.S." In addition to academic presentations, artists (e.g., poets, musicians, and dancers) are welcome to perform their work.

Here is a possible but not exhaustive list of topics – other themes/topics are encouraged:
-Arabs in American media
-Arab film in the U.S.
-Arab drama, poetry, and prose in the U.S.
-Arab music and dance in the U.S.
-Arab immigration to the U.S.
-Arabs in the U.S. after the 9/11 attacks
-Arab political, religious, ethnic, linguistic, and sexual identity in the U.S.

Please send an abstract of 250 words, saved in Rich Text Format, with relevant audio/visual requests by the deadline above to the Area Chair. Panel ideas should include one abstract of 200 words describing the panel, accompanied by the underlying abstracts of 250 words of the individual papers that form the panel.

Graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate in the conference. For more info, click here:

More information regarding the conference (listing of all areas, registration, hotel, travel, etc.) can be found at the conference website (

Lutfi Hussein, PhD
Area Chair, Arab Culture in the U.S.
Office: 480-461-7367