American Studies and American History: Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

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Call for Papers: American Studies and American History
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (SWPACA)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

February 11-14, 2015, 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 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 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
• Ethnicity
• 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 All proposals must be submitted through the database. Email submissions will not be considered.
Proposals are due by November 1, 2014.

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

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