Politics Area, SWP/ACA conference, 1 November 2013 submission deadline

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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CFP: Politics (11/01/13 SWPACA – 2/19-22/14)
35th Annual Conference Theme "Popular and American Culture Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 November 2013

Area: Politics
Area Chair: Shaun Hayes shayes17@uwyo.edu
35th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 19-22, 2014
Albuquerque, NM
Homepage: http://www.southwestpca.org

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Toll Free: 888-421-1442
The Politics area is concerned with portrayals of politics, politicians and the political process in American and international popular culture. Other possible areas of discussion can include rhetoric of politicians, politics in the news media, political satire and popular trends in politics. There is no need for the political topic addressed in your paper to be topical; indeed, representations of historical political events in popular culture are encouraged. Works based on documentaries and non-fiction works, as well as fictional works, may be included. Scholars interested in proposing to this area are encouraged to submit abstracts for papers which broadly address these themes.
Your submission materials should include:
1) A 250-300 word abstract of your paper (or your complete paper, if it is finished)
2) A bio or CV detailing your scholarship and work history
Please make sure you submit your proposal to the database linked to below.
Abstracts for all Areas, including Politics, must be submitted by individual presenters into the database system at http://conference2014.southwestpca.org/

Graduate students and future teachers of creative writing are particularly welcome to submit or register to attend the conference. Please see the SWPACA website for a list of the monetary awards for best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. The full list is at http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

For information about submitting a paper to the SWPACA open access, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, please visit the journals website at http://journaldialogue.org/

August 31, 2013 is the deadline for submissions for the inaugural issue to be published February 2014.

Please visit the SWPACA website for complete information about the organization, all areas of study, conference information, affiliated organizations, the Rollins Book Award, and graduate student awards.

Please share this CFP with friends and colleagues engaged in all aspects of the teaching of politics and political theory.