CFP: Native/Indigenous Studies Area Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association February 13-16, 2013

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Native/Indigenous Studies Area Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
34th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency

Conference Theme: Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a global context

Come present with us! Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for the Native/Indigenous Studies Area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations but topics not included here are welcomed and encouraged. Paper topics can include transnational and international Indigenous issues.
Submit abstracts at http://conference2013.swtxpca.org/

DEADLINE Nov 16, 2012

● Indigenous methodologies and interpretative frameworks
● Sci-fi and speculative fiction, including original work
● Indigenizing popular culture
● Teaching popular culture in Native American Studies
● Life writing and Native literature
● Native art and artists
● Native peoples across borders: racial/physical/economic/political… etc.
● Native representations in popular culture (television, comic books, graphic novels, video/computer games, etc.)
● Popular culture and language preservation
● Indigenous cuisine and cooking
● Community empowerment
● Indigenous resistance, regional or global (treaty rights, incarceration issues, sports mascots, etc.)
● Animal Studies and Native Studies intersections
● Native peoples' relationships with various communities of color
● Structural inequalities, social institutions, and Indigenous peoples
● Landscapes and Indigenous Ecologies
● Travel, tourism, and Indigenous nations
● Native sovereignty through television and internet
● Cyberculture and social media
● Queer theory and Native Studies
● MORE IDEAS ENCOURAGED

Submit your proposal to the following database: http://conference2013.swtxpca.org/

Any other inquiries regarding this area may be sent to Brian Hudson and Margaret Vaughan at nativestudiespca@gmail.com

Please forward this information to anyone who would be interested in participating.