UPDATE: Motorcycling Culture and Myth (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

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Suzanne Ferriss
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Update: MOTORCYCLING CULTURE AND MYTH, PCA/ACA, April 12-16, 2006 (deadline


The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Associations are
holding a series of panels at the next annual meeting of these groups to be
held April 12-16, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott
Marquis Hotel.


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


Please respond to the Area Co-chairs listed below with a biographical
statement and an abstract of 150 words by November 1, 2005. Since responders
may be assigned to presentations, completed papers should also be sent to
the Co-Chairs, to be forwarded for review, not later than March 15, 2006.


Basic information about the conference can be found at


Note that as part of this year's conference, we will be organizing the first
annual Popular Culture Poker Walk. The route will visit the requisite number
of appropriate establishments on our way to the ultimate destination where
participants will imbibe various beverages, dance, or participate in other
rider ritual activities.


Suzanne Ferriss

Division of Humanities

Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences

Nova Southeastern University

Telephone: 954-262-8219

E-mail: ferriss_at_nova.edu


Gary L. Kieffner

Department of History

University of Texas at El Paso

Telephone: 505-997-9102

E-mail: Kieffner_at_utep.edu

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