[Deadline Extension] CFP SWPACA 2017- Television

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Television

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

38th Annual Conference

February 15-18, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico



Extended: Abstract or Panel Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2016


The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association’s annual conference is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of interdisciplinary scholars. Panels are now forming for all 80+ individual subject areas, including the Television area.


The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • television as a media format
  • the possible future of television (including shows created for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc.)
  • television and society
  • television and identity (gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, age, etc.)
  • television artifacts and rituals
  • theory and criticism of television and/or the television business


Please submit 100-200 word paper abstracts, or proposals for multi-paper panels, by Nov 1, 2016 to the submissions database at http://conference2016.southwestpca.org


Scholars, teachers, professionals, and others interested in televisionare encouraged to participate.  Graduate students are also particularly welcome, with award opportunities for the best graduate papers. For more information, see



Also, please visit http://journaldialogue.org for information about the organization's new, peer-reviewed journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy.


Conference hotel:

Hyatt Regency

330 Tijeras

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 842-1234

Fax: (505) 766-6710


For more information about the Television area, contact:


Melanie Cattrell, Ph.D.

Department of English

Blinn College

2423 Blinn Blvd., A149

P. O. Box 6030

Bryan, TX  77805 

melanie.cattrell@blinn.edu or melanie.cattrell@gmail.com

 (979) 209-7481