Beats and Counterculture Literature area, SWPACA (11/15/13; 2/19-22/14) ***November 15th***

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annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
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CFP: Beats and Counterculture area, SWPACA (11/1/13; 2/19-22/14)

Extended Deadline: November, 15, 2013

Organizers of the 35th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Beats and Counterculture" area.

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 panel proposals online to area "Beats and Counterculture" at: Deadline for proposal submissions: November 15, 2013. Earlier proposals are welcomed and will be responded to with all due haste.

Direction questions about the Beats and Counterculture Area to: Dr. Christopher Carmona,

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.