Food and Culture Area

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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35th Annual Conference
February 19-22, 2014

Submission Deadline: 11/01/13

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to Food and Culture for the 35th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association to be held
in Albuquerque, NM. Papers and panels that connect to the conference theme, "Popular and American Culture Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" are welcome, as are
papers and panels that explore other topics connected to food, eating, and cooking in literature, film, and other popular culture (and in American culture in general).

Scholars, graduate students, teachers, and others interested in the intersection of culinary production/consumption and culture are encouraged to participate. Graduate student presenters are eligible for travel fellowships and award opportunities
for best papers. Find a list of graduate student awards here:

Recent graduate student Food and Culture presenters have received the Lawrence Clayton Award for Texas Culture, the Diana Cox Award for Images of Women, and the Peter C. Rollins Award for Popular Culture Issue.

Please submit 250-350 word abstracts to by November 1, 2013. If you wish to form your own Food and Culture panel of three to four participants, please submit a separate abstract and paper title for each presenter.

For more information about the SWPACA's newly launched peer-reviewed, quarterly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, which will debut its inaugural issue at the 2014 conference, go to

Dr. Laura Anh Williams, Food and Culture Area Chair
MSC 3335
New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001