CFP: "War and Culture," Southwest PCA/ACA, February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque

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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 chair for the "War and Culture" area at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of the intersection of war and culture in literature, film, television, comics, and digital media; on cultural aspects of representation, mobilization, and memory in journalism, architecture, music, and painting; on American life and culture during wartime, etc. Encouraged are submissions on the culture of war protest, on conscientious objectors, deserters, and anti-war activism.

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 organizing and/or 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 War and Culture area, please contact area chair Steffen Hantke (

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