Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest American/Popular Culture Association Conference

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

Submissions are open for the 2022 Conference!

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference to take place February 23-26, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico! One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.

 We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2022 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions.


If your research does not focus on poetry and poetics criticism but fits within the broad range of areas designated for the upcoming conference on American and Popular culture, we encourage you to consult the conference website, http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ , for a list of Area Chairs and their calls for papers.


Poet-critics who may wish to participate in the readings panels should contact Christopher Carmona, Area Chair for Creative Writing, via the Southwest PCA website.

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca


For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/


Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  


If you have any questions about the Poetry and Poetics (Critical) area, please contact its Area Chair, Scarlett Higgins, shiggins@unm.edu .  


We look forward to receiving your submissions!