CFP: Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture
2009 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference
February 24-29, 2008
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
The 2009 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Join us this year, as a returning or first-time participant, as we celebrate a new future on Route 66 at 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 .
Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for the Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture Area. We had excellent representation in this Area for 2008, and we are looking to expand in both quantity and complexity for 2009. This year, we are particularly interested in proposals that address the following:
Intersections of Hip Hop and Pedagogy
Rap Music, Hip Hop Culture, and Space/Place
Theoretical approaches to Hip Hop (i.e., Language Theory/Postmodernism/Social Theory)
Rap, Hip Hop, and Academic Disciplinarity
Rhetorical Approaches to Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture
Rap, Hip Hop, and Film/Documentary
Hip Hop Subjectivities/Agency
Anthropological/Sociological approaches to Hip Hop Culture
Economics and Hip Hop Culture
Discussions of international Hip Hop
Intersections of Hip Hop and Religion/Theology
Latino Hip Hop
Women and Hip Hop
As always, papers and panels that consider the myriad ways that Rap Music and Hip Hop culture impact and feed upon Popular and American culture are encouraged. This Area should be construed broadly, and we seek papers that aren't afraid to take risks. Proposals from Graduate Students are particularly welcome, with award opportunities for the best graduate papers.
Please send abstracts of 250 words with relevant audio/visual requests by November 15, 2008, to Robert Tinajero at the email below. Panel proposals should include one abstract of 200 words describing the panel, accompanied by the underlying abstracts of 250 words of the individual papers that comprise the panel.
Area Chair, Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture