CFP: Arab Culture in the U.S. at SWPACA 2015

CFP: Arab Culture in the U.S. at SWPACA 2015


for the Area, Arab Culture in the U.S., at

the 36th Annual Conference of the

Southwest Popular/ American Culture Association

Conference Theme

Many Faces, Many Voices:

Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

February 11-14, 2015

Albuquerque, New Mexico (

Hyatt Regency Hotel (

Extended Deadline for Proposal Submission: November 15, 2014

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables are now being accepted for the Area, “Arab Culture in the U.S.” Here is a possible but not exhaustive list of topics in this Area – other themes/topics are encouraged:

·       Arabs in American media

·       Arab film in the U.S.

·       Arab drama, poetry, and prose in the U.S.

·       Arab music and dance in the U.S.

·       Arab immigration to the U.S.

·       Arab political, religious, ethnic, linguistic, and sexual identity in the U.S.

To submit a proposal of 250 words, visit this link:

You will be asked to log in or create a new account if you haven’t used this database before. Panel ideas should include one proposal of 200 words describing the panel and indicating which authors and proposals are to be included on this panel. Proposal authors must each create an account and submit their own proposals at the link provided above.

Graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate in the conference. Several awards are available to them. For more info on that, click here:

More info regarding the conference (listing of all areas, registration, hotel, travel, etc.) can be found at the conference website.

Also, the organization’s new peer-reviewed journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, recently launched its first issue and is currently accepting submissions. For more information, visit

Lutfi Hussein, PhD

Area Chair, Arab Culture in the U.S.