CFP: Music: Traditional, Political, Popular at SW/TX ACA/PCA Conference - Albuquerque, NM Feb 10-13, 2010

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SW/TX American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers - Music: Traditional, Political, Popular
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010

The SW/TX PCA/ACA Music: Traditional, Political, Popular Area invites submissions from individuals or organized panels (3 or 4 persons) focusing on any topic relating to all aspects of the popular cultural study of music. Topics can include but are not limited to:
• individual artists or albums
• genres of music
• historical/geographic/cultural influences on music
• music performances
• publicity and promotion of music: critics, websites, magazines, street teams
• music and art
• technology and music
• music on radio, on television, on stage, and in academia

Abstracts on any topic of music will be considered. (Please note: specific SW/TX PCA/ACA areas exist for Grateful Dead and Rap/Hip-Hop scholarship. Proposals on these topics should be directed accordingly.)
Individual abstracts and complete panels of three and four will be welcomed.

For individual submissions, please include name, affiliation, address, and email address along with the title of the paper, a 150-250 word abstract, and a brief bio.

For panel submissions, please include all the above along with a title of the panel and a 50 word summary of the panel's focus.

Scholars, teachers, professionals, and others interested in music-related topics are encouraged to participate. Graduate students are also particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.

The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, audio/visual equipment, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts may be sent to Brad Klypchak at the email or physical addresses below by November 15, 2009.

Music: Traditional, Political, Popular

Brad Klypchak
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Liberal Studies Program - College of Arts & Science
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429