Captivity Narratives/Studies

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 40th Annual Conference

Albuquerque, NM February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 1.505.842.1234

Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Panels are now forming for presentations regarding all aspects (historical, literary, cultural, etc.) of Captivity Narratives and studies. All topics and approaches to the genre are welcomed. Graduate students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate (with monetary awards for the best graduate student papers) - or to simply register to attend the conference and its captivity narrative panels.

If your work does not focus on captivity narratives in particular but fits within the broad range of areas designated for the upcoming conference on American & popular culture, I still encourage you to participate. Please see the conference’s full list of subject areas (each with its own CFP) at

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2019. For more information, visit

SWPACA also offers travel assistance to graduate and undergraduate students in the form of fellowships. For more information see

Registration and travel information for the conference is available at

Submit your abstract by 1 November 2018 at Papers will not be due until the conference.

You will need to create a user account in order to submit your proposal.

 Visit  for information about the organization’s new peer reviewed

journal Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy.

Please pass along this call to friends and colleagues, and feel free to contact the area chair

with any questions.

Dr. B. Mark Allen, Captivity Narrative Chair

Associate Professor of History

South Texas College

PO Box 5032

McAllen, TX 78502-5032

Phone: 956-872-2037 

Conference website:  (updated regularly)

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