[UPDATE] CFP American Studies SW TX PCA/ACA Albuquerque Feb. 13-16, 2013

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Southwest Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: American Studies Area
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Panels are now being formed in the American Studies area. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Graduate students are especially encouraged and will be assisted in accessing any and all award opportunities the conference and/or associations provide. The full list of awards for graduate students can be found at http://www.swtxpca.org/documents/48.html.

American Studies is a broad area and one that MUST be interdisciplinary. While the area is one that should be centered in the cultures of the Americas, especially the United States, a particularly vibrant area of inquiry is increasingly found in the transnational, intra-¬¬national and global considerations of these cultures. Topics offering multiple perspectives in this vein on the American Southwest are especially welcome. Listed below are several possible topics, however, these should not be considered either prescriptive or limiting in regards to your creativity in this area.

• Empire and Conquest in 21st century America
• American Remnants and Ruins
• The International Metaphor of the Western Frontier
• 21st-Century Post-¬¬Borderlands
• Domestic Racial and Post-Racial Ideologies
• American Popular Culture and the Crisis of the Subprime
• America's Role in Trans-national Bio-politics
• American Advertising and Nationalism
• American Freethinkers
• The Role of Humor in American Identity
• The Trouble with Citizenship: Community, Resistance, Migration
• American Studies in the Classroom/Inter-American Studies outside the US

Email 250-¬¬word abstracts for individual presentations or 500-¬¬word abstracts for panel proposals to Area Chair Lisa Haven (English Department, Ohio University Zanesville) at havenl@ohio.edu AND submit your proposal directly into the database at http://conference2013.swtxpca.org/. It will have to be submitted there eventually anyway. Upon acceptance, all presenters must register by December 31, 2012.

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Lisa Haven
Area Chair: American Studies havenl@ohio.edu
Ohio University Zanesville
Visit the website: http://swtxpca.org