Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations, 30th Anniversary Conference! 2/25-28/09
Deadline for submission: December 1, 2008 (Reduced Fee Deadline 11/15/08)
Keynote Speaker: Former New Mexico Governor David F. Cargo (1967-1971)
30th Anniversary Meeting!
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 25–28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
This year the SW/TX PCA/ACA celebrates its 30th Birthday with our theme, “Reeling in the Years: 30 Years of Film, TV, and Popular Culture.” Papers are particularly sought on aspects of film, TV, and popular culture of the last 30 years with an emphasis on the popular culture of 1979.
The SW/TX PCA/ ACA also invites papers for one of its 70+ Area offerings in American Studies, Literature, Film, Television, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ethnic and Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Southwest Culture, Western Studies, Writing Pedagogy, Creative Writing, and many more!
Since the 1970s, the Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA has sought to foster interdisciplinary study of popular and American literary, historical, visual, and other cultural and media texts. We like to think we are a unique organization that pioneered the study of Popular Culture before it was cool. While our offerings have grown over the years to include areas of international study, we still invite scholars and artists to share their perspectives on American life in the diverse region of the Southwest.
This year’s keynote address will be given by former New Mexico Governor David F. Cargo. David F. Cargo began his legislative career in the New Mexico State House of Representatives from 1963-1967, then served two terms as the Governor of New Mexico from 1967-1971. As Governor, David Cargo founded the New Mexico Film Commission, the first of its kind nationwide, which brought Hollywood film production to New Mexico. Continuing a tradition of governors who act, David Cargo played roles in several films such as The Gatling Gun (1973), Bunny O’Hare (1971), and Up in the Cellar (1971) about a student poet who seduces his college president's wife, daughter, and girlfriend over lost financial aid. Gov. Cargo holds a B.A., M.A., and law degree from the University of Michigan.
Information about our areas of study, graduate student awards, conference travel, lodging, and the organization can be found on our regularly updated website:
Come celebrate 30 years with us in sunny Albuquerque where we invite you to explore Route 66, local pueblos, hiking trails, museums, the Sandia and Isleta casinos, area ski resorts, and nearby Santa Fe.
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