CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Motorcycle Life and Culture

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Paul Nagy
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CFP: Motorcycle Life and Culture
Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2008
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 30th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11, 2009
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. 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
• Other literary, anthropological, geographical, historical,
sociological, or psychological perspectives of motorcycling culture or
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 1 December 2008. 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

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