Italian American Culture(s) (43rd Annual SWPACA)

deadline for submissions: 
October 31, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Carmela Lanza/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd 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


Benvenuti! The Italian American Culture(s) area of the conference will consider proposals from the following suggested topics (the list of topics is suggested but not limited to):

  • history
  • social media
  • crafts
  • television
  • theater
  • film
  • literature
  • fashion
  • food
  • music
  • sports
  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • language
  • family
  • working-class studies
  • aging studies
  • diaspora
  • spirituality & religion
  • cultural criticism
  • creative work as related to Italian American identity


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