CFP: Beat Literature (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Thom Young
contact email: 
thomyoung@yahoo.com

The Beat Generation and Counterculture
The 27th Annual Conference of the Southwest / Texas
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
February 8-11, 2006

It’s time to submit ideas for papers to present
on
Beat and Counterculture Literature!

I have a new e-mail address since I mailed last
year’s
call for papers--so if you have sent me questions
about the conference and I haven’t responded,
now you
know why. The address I’m now using is
ThomYoung_at_yahoo.com.

As in the past, suggested topics for papers include
(but are no means limited to) the following:

-The shamanic/beatific vision in Beat literature
-The changing nature of the Beat canon
-Modernism and the Beats
-The influence of folk and ethnic literatures on the
Beats
-Blues, jazz and/or folk music and the Beats
-Influence of graphic art on the Beats and vice versa
-Asian religion and literature as an influence on the
Beats
-Gender and the Beats
-Ecopoetics and the Beats
-Specific movements, places, and/or personalities
-Beats and travel
-Beats overseas
-Beat influence on the literatures of other countries
and cultures
-Beats and postmodernism

Any modern language is welcome for presentations. For
details about last year's meeting, this year's
meeting, registration, hotels, and travel, see the web
site at: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca

Please post or e-mail a 250 word abstract of your
paper (no papers please) and a brief biography by
November 15th (reception deadline, not postmark).

I would prefer to receive all abstracts and
biographies as part of the e-mail, but attachments in
MS Word or as an RTF file are acceptable. A response
will be sent in one week or less.

Hard copies may be sent to the following snail mail
address:

Dr. Thom Young
2526 Five Shillings Road
Frederick, MD 21701

Your abstract should be headed by a two-part title
that moves from general to specific-for example,
"Women of the Beats: Anne Waldman's Performance
Poetics." The biography should be followed by a
signature that includes university or business
affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail.
No paper will be considered unless all these criteria
are fulfilled.

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cfp categories: 
poetry