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Rap and Hip Hop Culture (area at Southwest Popular and American Culture Conference) (Southwest Popular and American Culture Conference)

Online / Virtual
Organization: Southwest Popular and American Culture Conference
Event: Southwest Popular and American Culture Conference
Categories: Lingustics, Popular Culture, Rhetoric & Composition, African-American, 20th & 21st Century, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas
Event Date: 2021-02-22 to 2021-02-27 Abstract Due: 2020-11-13

Rap and Hip Hop Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021


Submissions Open September 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

Specifically, proposals are being accepted for the Rap and Hip Hop Culture area. We had excellent representation in this area last year and are looking to expand in both quantity and complexity for this year’s conference. We are particularly interested in proposals that address the following, but will consider any proposal that deals with rap music and hip hop culture:

Intersections of Hip Hop and Pedagogy

Rap Music, Hip Hop Culture, and Space/Place

Theoretical approaches to Hip Hop (Language Theory/Postmodernism/Social Theory, etc.)

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

Hip Hop and LGBTQUI Issues

Hip Hop Aesthetics

Hip Hop History

International Hip Hop

Intersections of Hip Hop and Religion/Theology

Hip Hop and Technology

Indigenous Cultures and Hip Hop 
Colorism in Hip Hop Expressions
Hip Hop and Issues in the Music Industry

LatinX Hip Hop

Women and Hip Hop

Hip Hop and Politics

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.

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca

For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/

Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  



Robert Tinajero