[UPDATE] MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Southwest/Texas Region (Joint Conference with National PCA/ACA)
contact email: 
paul.nagy@clovis.edu

MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE

Annual Meeting of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Southwest/Texas Region (Joint Conference with National PCA/ACA)
Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, TX, April 20-23, 2011

The SW/TX Popular Culture 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 with a biographical statement and an abstract of 150 words by December 15, 2010. 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, 2011.

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
Paul Nagy, Clovis Community College, Clovis, NM (575)769-4908
Email: paul.nagy@clovis.edu

cfp categories: 
american
popular_culture
travel_writing