Call For Papers: MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE Panel, SW/TX ACA-PCA Annual Meeting February 10-13, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Nagy
contact email: 
paul.nagy@clovis.edu

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Annual Meeting of the PCA/ACA Southwest/Texas
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico


The Popular Culture Association and American Culture
Associations are inviting papers on motorcycling
and its impact on American society, 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 December 1, 2009. 
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, 2010.

Basic information about the conference can be found at:
http://www.swtxpca.org/

 

Paul Nagy
Clovis Community College
Clovis New Mexico
E-mail: paul.nagy@clovis.edu

(575)769-4908

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
general_announcements
popular_culture
science_and_culture
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond