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

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Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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CFP: The Sixties: The Culture, The Movements, and the Summer of Love

The PCA/ACA National Conference will be held in Chicago, IL April 16-19, 2014 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

Deadline for proposal submissions is November 1, 2013.

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, Spirituality, The Jesus Movement
• Communal living
• Sex, drugs, and rock n roll
• Different understandings of the "hippie movement" chronology
• Countercultural movements such as Hippies, SDS, Black Panther Party, or White Panther Party
•Analysis of influential books and films (Kerouac, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Doors of Perception, The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, etc.)
•Politics, race and gender: Then and Now
•Music and fashion as cultural expression and consumer culture
•Media reaction and representation

Deadline for submission of a 100-250-word abstract is November 1, 2013.

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.

ALL ABSTRACTS AND PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE PCA DATABASE FOR CONSIDERATION.

Send queries to:
Deborah Carmichael
Michigan State University
carmic28@msu.edu
Or
Mike Spencer
mikespencerphd@gmail.com