UPDATE: [American] MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dannette Ewers
contact email: 
dannette.ewers@clovis.edu

Call For Papers:
MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE

Annual Meeting of the PCA/ACA Southwest/Texas February 13-16, 2008 Hyatt
Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Associations is
inviting papers 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 or as "other"
* 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

Please respond to the Area chair listed below with a biographical
statement and an abstract of 150 words by November 15, 2007. Graduate
student submissions are welcome. Since responders may be assigned to
presentations, completed papers should also be sent to the Chair for
review, not later than January 15, 2008.

Basic information about the conference can be found at:
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/

Paul Nagy
Clovis Community College
Clovis New Mexico
E-mail: paul.nagy._at_clovis.edu
(505)769-4908

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