CFP: Motorcycling and Motorcycle Life (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

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Nagy, Paul
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CFP: Motorcycle Life and Culture
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2005

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 27th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11, 2006
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Panels now forming for presentations on Motorcycling Culture in all its
various forms and manifestations. Papers about any aspect of
motorcycling life are welcome, including travel narratives that involve
motorcycling. Please send an abstract (of 300 words or less) of your
presentation to the address below. Graduate students/future teachers are
particularly welcome to participate or register to attend the conference
and pedagogy forum. =20

Writers interested in the Motorcycle Life and Culture panels should
contact Paul Nagy, Motorcycle Culture Area Chair, via
<> in the fall. Papers are requested on
motorcycling and its impact on North American--and 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, 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, gendered, class, or demographic aspects of
motorcycling culture * Other literary, anthropological, geographical,
historical, sociological, or psychological perspectives of motorcycling
culture or myth.

If your work does not focus on Motorcycling Culture but fits within the
broad range of areas designated for the upcoming conference on American
& Popular culture, I still encourage you to participate. Please pass
along this call to friends and colleagues.

Send materials with your email address by 15 November 2005. Due to the
short deadline, submission by e-mail is being strongly encouraged:

Paul Nagy, Motorcycling Life and Culture Area Chair
Clovis Community College

English Department

417 Schepps Boulevard

Clovis, NM 88101




Conference Website: <> (updated regularly)




Paul G. Nagy III

Clovis Community College

Clovis, NM 88101

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