CFP: Rhetoric & Technical Communication, Southwest PCA/ACA (11\1\13; 2/19-22/14)

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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
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The theme for the 35th annual SWPACA conference is "Popular and American Culture Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that consider the theme as it relates to rhetoric and technical communication. How does culture influence the work of rhetoric and/or technical communication? How has/does/will culture affect our theoretical and pedagogical choices? What changes in culture do we need to understand in order to be more productive scholars and more effective teachers? Feel free to interpret the conference theme broadly.

Proposals for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words. Multi-paper panel proposals must include separate abstracts and titles for each individual proposed paper.

Submission deadline: 1 November 2013

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, NM

Submit online: (All proposals must be submitted to the database. No email submissions.)

Notifications of acceptances will be given on a rolling basis.

Questions about the Rhetoric & Technical Communication area? Contact Dr. Meagan Rodgers at

For more information about the conference, please visit our website:

Monetary awards will be presented for the best graduate papers in a variety of categories. (See the full list of awards here:

We're also excited to announce that we'll debut our new peer-reviewed journal (Dialogues: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy) at this year's conference. We hope you'll join us and share your exciting work with our eager audiences!

Meagan Rodgers, PhD
Area Chair, Rhetoric & Technical Communication
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Assistant Professor of English, Writing Center Director
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma