UPDATE: Deadline extended to Nov. 15: American Studies and American History

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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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UPDATE: Deadline extended to November 15
Call for Papers: American Studies and American History
35th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (SWPACA)
Popular and American Culture Studies: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

February 19-22, 2014, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Toll Free: 888-421-1442

Paper proposals or full panel proposals are now being accepted for the newly combined area of American Studies and American History for the SWPACA annual conference. The theme and area allow for a broad range of topics that address the historical influences on present realities and future possibilities of American culture and/or cultural identity. Papers from a historical, interdisciplinary, and/or transnational perspective are encouraged. Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

• Labor
• Class studies
• Medicine
• Regional and local history
• Materialism
• Urbanism
• Public history and collective memory
• Leisure activities
• Entertainment
• Economics and American culture
• Nationalism, citizenship, community
• Specific eras/periods
• American Studies as a field
• Cultural history as a field

Proposal Submission: Please provide a 250-word abstract and a current CV to the SWPACA submission database http://conference2014.southwestpca.org/. All proposals must be submitted through the database. Email submissions will not be considered.
Proposals are due by November 15, 2013.

Presenters are encouraged to apply for one of the SWPACA monetary awards for graduate student papers. For specific awards, due date, and application information see http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/.

Please see http://journaldialogue.org/ for information on the SWPACA's forthcoming peer-reviewed journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy.

Please contact the Area Chair with any questions or further information:
Deborah R. Marinski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Ohio University – Southern Campus
1804 Liberty Ave.
Ironton, OH 45638