Beat and Counterculture Literature

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Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA
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CFP: Beat and Counterculture Literature SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/2/12; 2/3-16/13)

Organizers of the 34th annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Beat and Counterculture Literature" category. Before submitting, see the following link for our present Area list (scroll down to "Beat and Counterculture Literature"):

Areas of interest might include Literature of the Beat Generation, Beat Culture and the Cold War, The Beats in Popular Culture, Women in the Beat Generation, African American Beats, Beat Appropriation of African American Culture, Moral Crisis of the Cold War and the Beat Generation, 1960s Counterculture (Hippies), Countercultural conflicts over race and gender, the Beat Movement and its influence on Popular Culture, Conservative Counterculture(s) of the postwar period, Literary Narratives of Counterculture and Utopianism.

Submit 250-word paper abstracts or 500-word panel proposals online to area "Beat and Counterculture Literature" at: (Online submission should be available after September 1. If you wish to submit a proposal prior to that or are experiencing difficulties with the website, please email your proposal to Dr. Christopher Carmona at

Direction questions about the Beat and Counterculture Area to: Dr. Christopher Carmona, Deadline for proposal submissions: November 16, 2012. Earlier proposals are welcomed and will be responded to with all due haste. The conference registration deadline is December 31, 2012. All participants must register by that date or they will not be permitted to present or appear in the program.

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Conference Rate Reservations can be made at:

For more details on the conference, including information about our areas of study, graduate student awards, conference travel, or touring Albuquerque and Santa Fe, please visit our website:

Since the 1970s, the Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA has sought to foster interdisciplinary study of popular and American literary, historical, visual, and other cultural and media texts. We like to think we are a unique organization that pioneered the study of Popular Culture before it was cool. While our offerings have grown over the years to include areas of international study, we still invite scholars and artists to share their perspectives on American life in the diverse region of the Southwest.