Computer Culture Topics (12/15/10 Joint SWTX PCA & PCA/ACA 4/20-23/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Joe Chaney/Indiana University South Bend
contact email: 

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2010

Computer Culture Area Chairs:
Joseph Chaney,
Andrew Chen,

SW/TXPCA & PCA/ACA Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX

Conference Hotel:
Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Toll-free: 1-800-648-4462

We will form individual panels dedicated to several areas of computer culture, including but not limited to blogging, wikis, twitter, corporate Web pages, news sites, government, online communities and social networks, and online video. We are interested in analysis or design/performance. Graduate students and artists are welcome.

To propose a presentation or a panel (three or four participants per panel), submit an abstract of 100 words, a short bio, and complete contact information.

We especially welcome scholars new to popular culture studies.

We offer a prize for best graduate student essay.

Due to potential scheduling conflicts, participants may only give one presentation at the conference.

Noted as "One of the best conferences of the year," the SW/TX PCA/ ACA also invites papers for one of its 70+ Area offerings in American Studies, Literature, Film, Television, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ethnic and Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Southwest Culture, Western Studies, Writing Pedagogy, Creative Writing, and many more!

Since the 1970s, the Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA has sought to foster interdisciplinary study of popular and American literary, historical, visual, and other cultural and media texts. We like to think we are a unique organization that pioneered the study of Popular Culture before it was cool. While our offerings have grown over the years to include areas of international study, we still invite scholars and artists to share their perspectives on American life in the diverse region of the Southwest.

Information about our areas of study, graduate student awards, conference travel, and the organization can be found on our regularly updated website: