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

deadline for submissions: 
November 14, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/ American Culture Association (SWPACA)
contact email: 

Call for Papers

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

45th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2024

Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

https://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on September 1, 2023

Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2023

 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 45th 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 https://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

 

We are now accepting proposals for presentations and panels regarding American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2023 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.

Poet-critics who may wish to participate in the readings panels should contact Christopher Carmona, Area Chair of Creative Writing [Poetry, Fiction], via the SWPACA website.

 

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at https://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 https://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/

 

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 14, 2023.  

 

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2024.  SWPACA also offers travel fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, visit https://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

 

Registration and travel information for the conference will be available at https://southwestpca.org/conference/conference-registration-information/

For 2024, we will be returning to the Marriott Albuquerque (2101 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110), which boasts free parking and close proximity to dining, shopping, and other delights.

 

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

 

If you have any questions about the Poetry & Poetics area, please contact its Area Chair, Scarlett Higgins, University of New Mexico, shiggins@unm.edu. If you have general questions about the conference, please contact us at support@southwestpca.org, and a member of the executive team will get back to you.

 

This will be a fully in-person conference. If you’re looking for an online option to present your work, keep an eye out for details about the 2024 SWPACA Summer Salon, a completely virtual conference to take place in June 2024. However, do keep in mind that the Summer Salon is a smaller conference with limited presentation slots and no student funding assistance.

 

We look forward to receiving your submissions!