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Kansas Culture
Albuquerque, NM, February 2000

Last Call for Albuquerque Conference!

Panels still forming in the areas noted below.  Particularly interest has
been generated for a panel on William Allen White.  

Scholars from around the country invited to participate:

	Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations
	Albuquerque, New Mexico
	February 9-12, 2000
	Sheraton Old Town

Join a panel now forming:

Kansas in Film
Kansas in Journalism/Kansas Journalism
Kansas in Literature/Literature by Kansans
William Allen White
Folk Culture in Kansas

Other areas of interest:

Kansas, Science, and Evolution?
Kansas in Literature or Literature from Kansans
     William Stafford
     Truman Capote
     William Inge
     Langston Hughes				
Kansas in Film
Kansas Journalism
     William Allen White
     Bleeding Kansas
     Local Journalism and Small Town Papers
Kansas in Pop Culture
Kansas-focused Creative Writing
     Regional Writers, Regional Writing
Kansas Education and Kansas Educators
Kansans Famous, Not-So-Famous, and Infamous
Kansas Native Cultures
Kansas History
     Civil War
     Ghost Towns
     Railroads and Kansas		
Kansas Artists and Kansas in Art
Kansas Folklife and Folklore
Kansas Sociology
Kansas Anthropology
Kansas Geography
Kansas Politics
Kansas and Religion

Scholars, teachers, professionals, and others interested in Kansas
encouraged to participate.  Graduate students are also particularly
welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.  If you wish to
form your own Kansas-focused panel, I would be glad to facilitate your

Also, if your work does not focus on Kansas but fits within the broad
range of areas designated for the upcoming conference on American &
Popular culture, I still encourage you to participate.  Please pass on
this call to friends, colleagues, and other interested organizations. 

Deadline for abstracts and/or papers: DECEMBER 1, 1999.

Send 200 word abstracts and proposals for panels to:

Philip Heldrich, Kansas Region Chair
Division of English, Box 4019
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801-5087
(316) 341-5216
or by email 

For general information and a list of SUBJECT AREAS see our SW/TEXAS
PCA/ACA Website:

FEBRUARY 9-12, 2000 

Sheraton Old Town Hotel 
800 Rio Grande Blvd. 
Albuquerque, NM 87104 

Local arrangements by: 
Peter C. Rollins 
Popular Culture Center 
RR 3 Box 80 
Cleveland, OK 74020 
Phone: (918) 243-7637 
Fax: (918) 243-5995 
Graduate Student Awards: 
Peter C. Rollins Award 
Michael K. Schoenecke Award 

Join us at the Sheraton Old Town and step into 300 years of history and
culture. This spacious Southwestern-style hotel is within walking distance
of Albuquerque's historic Old Town (200-plus specialty shops, restaurants,
art galleries, the Albuquerque Museum and New Mexico Museum of Natural
History). Other cultural and historic sites to visit include the Indian
Pueblo Cultural Center, Rio Grande Zoological Park, Sandia Peak Tram (the
world's longest aerial tram), Indian Pueblos, National Atomic Museum,
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, and the Albuquerque Biopark.

Hotel: Sheraton Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd., Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
Telephone: 1-800-237-2133 or 1-505-843-2133, or Fax: 505-842-9863 for
reservations.  Conference room rate: $65 per night (singles) and $70 per
night (doubles, triples, and quads). You must identify yourself with the
SW/TX PCA to receive the discount room rate. Please make your reservations
well BEFORE going. 

Air: Southwest Airlines is offering a discount.  To make reservations,
call Southwest Airlines' Group Desk at 1-800-433-5368 Call Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.  Be sure to identify our group. 

A preliminary program will be posted at 
as it develops beginning around January 2, 2000.