CFP: "Horror," Southwest PCA/ACA, Albuquerque, February 11-14, 2015

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36th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center on February 11-14, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The area chair for Horror at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in literature, film, television, digital and online as well as general culture. Given the strong showing of work on horror cinema in recent years, we hope to continue this tradition, but also to diversify into new and unconventional areas, especially with the addition in the last two years of roundtable sessions on a variety of popular topics.

Particularly encouraged are presentations that fit this year’s conference theme, "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"

Please submit abstracts and panel proposals at:

If you are interested in being a presenter, please create a detailed abstract (300-400 words) for a paper of 15 minutes reading time.

If you want to propose a panel with multiple papers, please put each person’s individual paper abstract on a separate proposal form in the database. Each abstract should also contain information such as panel title, panel chair, etc.

If you are interested in participating in a roundtable event, please contact the area chair with questions and suggestions for topics and presenters.
The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2014.

If you have any questions about the Horror area, please contact area chair Steffen Hantke at For information about the registration process, registration fees, graduate student awards, and travel and location, please consult the SWPACA's official web site:

For information regarding the new Southwest Popular/American Culture association’s new peer-reviewed journal Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, please come and visit

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