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*Call for Papers: Native/Indigenous Studies Area**

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*2008 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association*

*February **13–16**, 2008 *

*Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
29th Annual Conference **in* *Albuquerque, NM*


Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for
the Native/Indigenous Studies Area. Listed below are some suggestions for
possible presentations, but topics not included here are welcome and
encouraged.

*DEADLINE NOVEMBER 15, 2007 **.*

   - Indigenous Methodologies
   - Indians in Higher Education
   - Teaching Popular Culture in Native American Studies
   - Biography, autobiography, and nonfiction works by and/or about
   Indigenous people
   - Native Literature
   - Public Health and Indigenous Peoples
   - Popular culture and religion (or, religious popular culture)
   - Native representations in popular culture (television, comic books,
   video/computer games, film, etc…)
   - Politics and Native peoples
   - Indigenous resistance, regional or global (whaling/fishing rights,
   incarceration issues, sports mascots, etc.)
   - More ideas encouraged!

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to
Sara Sutler-Cohen at the contacts below. Please forward this email to people
who would be interested in participating.

*Dr. Sara C. Sutler-Cohen*
Area Co-Chair, Native/Indigenous Studies
PCA/ACA Annual Regional Conferences
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Department of Sociology
Bellevue Community College
3000 Landerholm Circle, SE
Bellevue, WA  98007



*Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo*

Joy Harjo is an internationally known poet, performer, writer and musician
of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She has published seven books of acclaimed
poetry including *She Had Some Horses* , *In Mad Love and War* , *The Woman
Who Fell from the Sky* , and her most recent *How We Became Human: New and
Selected Poems *from W.W. Norton.

 Among her many awards are the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native
Writers Circle of the Americas, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, the
New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the William
Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society.
[photo from press kit at http://www.joyharjo.com ]



The 2008 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at
the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. Join us this year, as a returning or
first-time participant, as we celebrate the 29 th year of this regional
popular culture conference. Further details regarding the conference
(listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/ <http://www.swtexaspca.org/> .  PLEASE NOTE:
THE DEADLINE FOR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS DECEMBER 31, 2007.




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