Chicana/o Literature/Cultiure/Film

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Soutwest Texas Popular/American Culture Conference
contact email: 

Call for Papers

Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016


Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 38th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit 


Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana and Chicano culture are encouraged for our 2017 conference. The “Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Culture” area tends to be both multicultural and interdisciplinary, and panels and individual papers may explore any issues relevant to Chicana/Chicano cultural studies.


Presentations might examine themes relevant to Chicana/Chicano culture and politics, including but not limited to:

literature, film, culture, borders, nationalism, education, seperatism, language, territorialism, collectivity, affirmation, immigration, indigenismo, drama, religion, mitos, stereotypes, sports, cars, graffiti, spiritualisty, television, resistence, poetry, revolution...

Proposals that address any aspect of Chicana/Chicano culture are welcome.



All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at 


For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at 


Individual proposals for 15 minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words.  Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.  


For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  


The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2016.   

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due December 1.  For more information, visit


Registration and travel information for the conference is available at


In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at

If you have any questions about the Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture area, please contact its Area Chair, Jeanette Sanchez,


We look forward to receiving your submissions.