American Indians Today (in Pop Culture)12/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Richard L. Allen, Cherokee Nation

Call for Papers: American Indians Today
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2009
February 10 -13, 2010

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Popular Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference

The American Indians Today Area is seeking papers, presentations and panels on topics related to American Indians Today that examine the influence that American pop culture has on aspects of contemporary American Indian life ways and vice versa. American Indian culture is diverse and an examination of the culture, influences, adaptation, and cultural syncretism as it is presented in contemporary America is welcome.

Proposals may examine any aspect of American Indian life ways and pop culture as represented or interpreted in: the arts, performing arts (storytelling, myth, legend, theater, music); poetry; oral tradition; myth; legend; philosophy; sciences, arts; fashion; artifacts; foods; journalism; media (radio, television, internet); photography; cultural, spiritual or identity appropriation; stereotypes; mascots; tribal politics; history; gaming; Indians in the military; activist movements; social influences; reservation, rural and urban influences; languages; assimilation, adaptation, and syncretism; sovereignty, peoplehood and any influence one may observe that has its genesis in American popular culture as adapted by contemporary American Indians.

Adilifu Nama, author of Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film (U of Texas P, 2008) and Winner of the Peter C. Rollins Book Award for 2009, will be the keynote presenter for the High Tea Awards event on Friday, February 12 at 2:00 pm.

Graduate students are encouraged to visit the Graduate Students Awards site and submit to one award.

Final Submission Deadline: Dec. 15, 2009

Priority Registration Deadline: November 1, 2009

Send abstracts and proposals for panels of 100-250 words to:

Richard L. Allen,
Area Chair, American Indians Today
Cherokee Nation
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74465
(918) 453- 5466

Details regarding conference can be found at:

Albuquerque, NM.
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234