[UPDATE] CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/16/12; 2/13-16/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association
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Have a great paper on a literary topic that you're dying to share with the SW/TX PCA/ACA, but can't find a home for it in a special literature area? Fret no more, friend scholar, for I give you… the General Literature Area!

Organizers of the 34th annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific Literature areas. (Before submitting to the general area, please do peruse the special area list: http://swtxpca.org/documents/123.html#Literature.)

Areas of interest might include literary theory; interdisciplinary approaches to literary analysis; aesthetics; literary history; experimental writing (other than poetry – see list above); genre criticism; historical or cultural criticism; regional literatures; and, popular forms of literary expression beyond our noted areas. We particularly encourage submissions addressing our 2013 conference theme, "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."

Submit 250-word paper abstracts or 500-word panel proposals online to area "Literature – General" at: http://conference2013.swtxpca.org. All proposals must be submitted to the database; no email submissions, please.

Direction questions about the Literature (General) Area to: Dr. Shelley S. Rees, srees@usao.edu.

Deadline for proposal submissions: November 16, 2012.

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Conference Rate Reservations available at: http://www.swtxpca.org/documents/107.html.

For more details on the conference, including information about our areas of study, travel, or touring Albuquerque and Santa Fe, please visit our website: www.swtxpca.org. Please also consider applying for one of our many graduate student awards: http://www.swtxpca.org/documents/48.html.

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.