The Beat Goes On: The Music of American Literature, History, and Culture (Nov. 12-14) Deadline Sept. 20

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American Studies Association of Texas
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We are looking for scholarly essays, nonfiction, essays, or creative works that explore the rhythm and beat of literature, history, and culture. What is the influence of rock and roll on literary production? How does culture come alive through music? How do we teach a generation used to picking and choosing music for an IPod?

While the conference theme is noted above, we will consider all topics related to American Studies.

The conference will be held in San Angelo, TX Nov. 12-14. For more information, contact John Wegner ( or Terry Dalrymple (