2005 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
26th Annual Conference
February 9-12, 2005
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Deadline for proposals: Nov. 15, 2004
The Southwest/Texas branch of the PCA/ACA announces a call for papers on popular culture and religion to be presented at its annual meeting in Albuquerque. Papers should be approximately 20-25 minutes long. Proposals should be no longer than 300 words. Days and times of sessions to be determined.
The Southwest/Texas regional meeting is the largest regional meeting of the PCA/ACA. This is a great conference both for younger scholars and seasoned veterans. The papers are always interesting, the discussion is thoughtful, challenging, and fun. People are laid back and glad to talk about the various aspects of pop culture. Religion scholars often find that religion is a subject in many other aspects of the conference as well.
Panels will be formed according to the themes of the papers presented. This would be a great time to talk about popular religion and the election, especially if we could hear from a variety of perspectives. It would also a good place to start a discussion on pop culture, religion, and theory.
Other than that, anything goes. Proposals are invited from a broad range of perspectives. Yoga, quilting, football, hot rods, hip hop, consumerism, militarism, Christianity - all forms of religion are open for discussion. Papers on religion in the Southwest would be particularly appreciated.
We had some great papers last year, followed by interesting and thought-provoking discussions. Letís do it again.
Paper from graduate students as well as established scholars are welcome. We are aiming for variety and cross-disciplinary dialogue rather than narrowly focused discussions.
Please send a brief abstract with short bio to the address below.
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