[UPDATE] Deadline Approaching -- 12/15/10: Pedagogies and the Profession

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PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
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Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX

Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
(For best consideration dates, see details below)

Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

The Pedagogies and the Profession Area of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, or technology. Also welcome are proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether these advance any resulting new methodologies or not.

Teachers from any type of school or curriculum are encouraged to submit proposals. Graduate students with teaching experience are also particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.

While all topics involving pedagogy and/or curriculum development are welcome and encouraged, some suggestions for possible papers or panels are listed below:
● Unusual discipline combinations in Writing Across the Curriculum courses
● New media technologies or Web 2.0 tools
● Benefits and challenges of online teaching
● Strategies for teaching games and game theory
● Social networking tools in the class room (such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.)
● Curricula featuring primary sources from library special collections
● New ways to incorporate Wikis or Blogs into the classroom
● Podcasts and videocasts as teaching tools
● Editing family letters and/or journals in student projects
● Promoting active learning by co-opting structures typically associated with webpages
● Experiential learning in community settings
● Integrating service learning with traditional curricula
● Student projects constructed as museum exhibits

Proposals must include: 1) A 100-250 word abstract, including name of presenter and contact information; 2) A brief biographical statement of 50 words or less; 3) List of audiovisual equipment you will need for your presentation (please check the Conference Audiovisual Policies at before submitting your request). All proposals must be submitted as a .doc or .rtf document to the email address below. While proposals will be accepted until December 15, 2010, first consideration will be given to proposals received by December 6, 2010. For panels that include multiple presenters, proposals should be submitted by December 1, 2010, if at all possible.

Leslie A. Donovan
Pedagogies and the Profession