Eclectica Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Assoc. Conference, Feb. 11-14, Albuquerque, NM

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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
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Proposals are now being accepted for one of SWPACA's newest areas, Eclectica. We are interested in papers, panels, and roundtables that do not fit into traditional areas, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary and experimental. Proposals on topics not covered by another area are encouraged as well, but please review the complete list of areas at to confirm that the proposal does not fit into one of them.

This year's conference theme is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." Proposals relating to this theme are particularly encouraged.

Applicants should submit 250-word abstracts to the online submission database at The submission deadline is November 1, 2014.

Visit for information about the organization's new, peer-reviewed journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy.

For any questions regarding the Eclectica area, please contact area chair Jeffrey Clayton at Further information about SWPACA, including areas, travel, lodging, and awards for graduate students, can be found at