CFP—The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Annual National Conference
contact email: 
carmic28@msu.edu or spenc183@msu.edu

CFP—The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010
Renaissance Grand Hotel—St. Louis
St. Louis MO

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2009

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the decade. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

• 1969, or other significant dates, places, or events, e.g. Days of Rage, etc.
• Religion and Spirituality
• Sex, drugs, and rock n roll
• Communal living
• Different understandings of the “hippie movement” chronology
• Countercultural movements such as Hippies, SDS, Black Panther Party, and the White Panther Party
• Film and television of the era
• Analysis of influential books (Kerouac, Ginsberg, et al)
• Politics, race and gender: Then and Now
• Music and fashion as cultural/ political expression and consumer culture
• Media reaction and representation
• International/ trans- national/ trans- cultural observations and interpretations
• Violence, repression, and the state

Deadline for submission of a 100-250-word abstract is December 15, 2009.

Inquiries about possible papers or proposals for round table sessions or full panels are also welcomed and encouraged.

If your paper is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter, and information on registration, PCA/ACA membership, hotel accommodations, etc.

Address abstracts, inquiries, or proposals to:

Deborah Carmichael
Michigan State University
235 Bessey Hall
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1033
carmic28@msu.edu

or

Michael T. Spencer
Michigan State University
235 Bessey Hall
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1033
spenc183@msu.edu

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