CFP: [General] MOTORCYCLING CULTURE AND MYTH, PCA/ACA, March 19â22, 2008

full name / name of organization: 
Gary L. Kieffner
contact email: 
Kieffner@miners.utep.edu

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Associations are
holding a series of panels at the next annual meeting of these groups to
be held March 19–22, 2008 in San Francisco, California at the beautiful
San Francisco Marriott.

Proposals for individual papers, presentations, and panel discussions are
requested on motorcycling and its impact on American and other societies
and cultures. Suggested topics include:

* Riders' narratives or descriptions of the ride
* The motorcycle as art, poetry, or agency
* Rituals, norms, customs, or influences in motorcycle culture
* The biker as subaltern
* Movies, films, or other images of motorcyclists
* Analyses of media, consumer capitalist, corporate, or other power
structures in relation to motorcycling culture or popular myth
* Biographical analyses of noteworthy motorcyclists and their influence
upon myth, culture, or cultural capital
* Racial, ethnic, gendered, class, or demographic aspects of motorcycling
culture
* Other literary, anthropological, geographical, historical, sociological,
or psychological perspectives of motorcycling culture or myth

Please respond to the Area Chair listed below with a biographical
statement and an abstract of 150 words by November 1, 2007.

Basic information about the conference can be found at the PCA / ACA
website: http://www.pcaaca.org/

Gary L. Kieffner
Department of History
University of Texas at El Paso
Telephone: 915.747.5875
E-mail: Kieffner_at_miners.utep.edu

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