CFP: [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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