Intellectuals Love Pop Culture

I had a great learning experience at the 2016 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Conference thanks to scholarship funds. If I can’t find outside funds to attend this conference again next year, I would gladly pay my own way. I thought ARMA San Diego was the best conference I had been to until SWPACA. I love being around like minded intellectuals. There is really nothing like it. I do want a PhD someday.

I made it a point to keyword search the program (which was close to 150 pages) for the words archive(s), culture, history, and New Mexico. I focused my time at the conference on those sessions for the greater good. I love learning things to benefit both my knowledge and my agency. Everytime I could, I supported New Mexico professors and students by attending their presentations. There was so much great research presented during this conference. I also made a presentation there.

I did attend a small handful of sessions that were chosen because of personal interest. One was a session titled “Myth and Metaphor in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien,” which happened to be delivered by a University of New Mexico (UNM) professor. Another awesome presentation gave an analysis of “Penny Dreadful,” which I love, by a teacher from Texas. That session featured another presentation on the research of a UNM professor and student on violent video games and children. There was one on how Batman’s suit employs STEM!! Then there was one on fetishism and the villainess. You know I went to that one!!

The mission of SWPACA is “to promote an innovative and nontraditional academic movement in Humanities and Social Sciences and to celebrate America’s cultural heritages. To provide an outlet for scholars, writers, and others interested in popular/American culture, to share ideas in a professional atmosphere, and to increase awareness and improve public perceptions of America’s cultural traditions and diverse populations.”



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6 Comments on “Intellectuals Love Pop Culture”

  1. Happy Valentines Day Felicia! Hugs and blessings!

  2. Hey, Felicia…how did you like DEADPOOL???? I liked it:)

    • ~Felicia~ Says:

      Raunchy… Over the top… Out if the box… Sexy… Sad… Happy… Vulgar… Ass kicking… Goodness LoL! Loved it!! I loved Ryan as the ‘Pool and Morena was already a favorite of mine because I love watching Gotham. Have you seen that? It will start in Fox again soon! Angel Dust was kick ass too! I only hated one line… Who ever wrote that one Colossus line about the protein bar was a dork. Protein isn’t for bones, its for muscle! Lol

    • ~Felicia~ Says:

      I mean… Maybe if the bar was packed with Vitamin D too, but most say that excessive protein intake causes osteoporosis, but weight lifting is also said to ward that off, so I guess it’s hard to say LoL.

    • ~Felicia~ Says:

      Happy Valentines Day Gigi. You are one of the most loving people in this planet!

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