Call for Papers: American Indians Today
Abstract/Proposals by 10 December 2004
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Popular Culture Associations 26th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 9-12, 2005.
Proposals are being accepted for an area of study related to contemporary American Indian culture—American Indians Today. Presentations that explore contemporary American Indian culture, history, politics, literature, issues, ideas or any theme or aspect relevant to American Indian culture are welcome.
American Indian culture has been an influence on and has been influenced by American culture. American Indian culture is diverse and an examination of the culture, influences, adaptation, and cultural syncretism, is welcomed. One might investigate: the oral tradition; poetry; myth; legend; literature; philosophy; painting; sculpture; weaving; basketry; pottery; dance; music (drum, flute, songs, etc.); fashion; artifacts; American Indian foods; imagery or lack of in mainstream media; identity; cultural appropriation; stereotypes, mascots, etc. Any form of cultural expression that is uniquely American Indian is welcome. One may also consider the impact that appropriation of American Indian identity has on the authenticity, validity and reliability of American Indian resources.
Send an abstract of 100-250 words. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Richard Allen at the address below (either email or physical address). Send your submission to me by 10 December 2004:
Details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration) can be found at the web address shown below.
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