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CFP: Many Faces, Many Voices – Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture”

The 36th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
11- 14 February 2015, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal/Abstract Submission EXTENDED Deadline: November 15th 2014 at http://conference2015.southwestpca.org

In the last decade there has been a dedicated exploration of popular culture as it relates to aspects of philosophy, and how philosophy relates to popular culture, and as such we welcome proposals that investigate and examine the intersections between philosophy and popular culture. Any and all aspects of philosophy and popular culture will be considered.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

· Philosophical issues explored in popular culture
· Views of philosophy in popular culture
· Philosophical frameworks engaged in popular culture
· Representations of philosophy and/in popular culture
· Elements of popular culture analysis
· Philosophy and film
· Philosophy and television
· Philosophy and the fine arts
· Philosophy and Literature
· Philosophy and graphic novels/comic books
· Issues of identity and popular culture
· Conceptual entities of identity and popular culture
· Issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and popular culture
· Epistemology and Popular Culture
· Phenomenology and Popular Culture

To apply to the Philosophy and Popular Culture Area please follow the instructions for submitting a paper abstract on the submissions database at: http://conference2015.southwestpca.org

For information about the conference and other presentation areas, registration, and hotel accommodations, please go to the SWPACA website at: http://www.southwestpca.org

The conference organizers are particularly interested in graduate student presentations (as well as those of independent scholars in order to make the conference as inclusive as possible) and as such have a number of awards for graduate student papers. For more information, see: http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

We are also pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, a peer-reviewed publication of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association. The Journal debuted at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference in February 2014. For more information and to submit manuscripts, email Lynnea Chapman-King, Editor in Chief, or Anna CohenMiller, Managing Editor, at editors@journaldialogue.org, or through the contact form.

If you have questions, requests, or require further information, please contact the Area Chair:

Burcu Gurkan, Area Chair, Philosophy and Popular Culture
School of Foreign Languages
Istanbul Sehir University
Kuşbakışı Caddesi No: 27 34662
Altunizade, Üsküdar
Istanbul TURKEY 34662


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