Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations
25th Annual Conference
(meeting jointly with the PCA/ACA)
San Antonio, TX April 7-10, 2004
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
1-210-223-1000, fax x6239
Panels now forming on topics related to the Kansas regions culture(s), literature, ethnography, film, pop culture, folk culture, history, art, photography, railroads, beef industry, geography, archeology, etc. If it's about Kansas, we're interested!
Kansas in Literature or Literature from Kansans Truman Capote's _In Cold Blood_ , Laura Ingalls Wilder's _Little House on the Prairie_, L. Frank Baum, __The Wonderful Wizard of Oz__ (book or film), William Stafford's poetry, William Inge's _Picnic_ or other works, William Least Heat Moon, _Prairy Erth_, Langston Hughes and Kansas, Other Kansas Writers . . .
Kansas in Film _The Wizard of Oz_, _Ride With The Devil_ (1999), _Mars Attacks!_ (1996), _Kansas City_ (1995), _Sarah, Plain & Tall_ (TV movie, 1990), _Paper Moon_ (1973), _National Lampoon's Vacation_, _The Day After_ (TV movie, 1982) . . .
Kansas History and Historical Figures Frontier history, Santa Fe Trail, Oregon Trail, Chisolm Trail, Native American history, Kansas and Quantrill, Civil War, Military history, Ghost Towns, Railroads, River history, Lewis and Clark in Kansas, John Brown, Carrie Nations, Dwight Eisenhower, Milton Eisenhower, Bob Dole, Kansas Basketball, Kansas Football . . .
Kansas Journalism William Allen White, Bleeding Kansas and Quantrill, Local Journalism and Small Town Papers . . .
And More Kansas Ranching and Farming, Kansas and the Environment, Kansas and Sports, Native American Cultures in Kansas, Casinos in Kansas, Beef Industry, Railroad history, Kansas in Pop Culture and the mass media, Kansas-focused Creative Writing and Nonfiction, Regional Writing, Kansas Education and Kansas Educators, Kansans Famous, Not-So-Famous, and Infamous, Artists and Folk Artists, Grass Roots Art, Regional Art, Kansas Folklife and Folklore, Kansas Anthropology, Kansas and Crusaders . . .
Scholars, teachers, professionals, and others interested in Kansas encouraged to participate. Graduate students are also particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.
If you wish to form your own Kansas-focused panel, I would be glad to facilitate your needs. Also, if your work does not focus on Kansas but fits within the broad range of areas designated for the upcoming conference on American & Popular culture, I still encourage you to participate. Please pass along this call to friends and colleagues.
Send 100-200 word abstracts and proposals for panels by 15 November 2003:
Philip Heldrich, Kansas Region Chair
SWPCA Executive Program Director
Department of English, Box 4019
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801-5087
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