CFP: The Isle of Man TT Races (UK) (7/1/06; 5/28/07-5/30/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Suzanne Ferriss
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Call for Papers

The Isle of Man TT Races: Heritage, Place and Spirit
May 28th - 30th, 2007
Villa Marina, Isle of Man

To celebrate 100 years of TT motorcycle road racing at the Isle of Man, we
are organizing a conference during TT practice week, May 28-30, 2007, at the
beautiful Villa Marina in Douglas on the Isle of Man. The conference is
dedicated to documenting and celebrating the legacy of this enduring
motorcycling festival.

A combination of papers, film presentations and special issue panels will
work in a multidisciplinary way, across diverse fields and taking varied
perspectives to address the fundamentals of the Isle of Man TT races.
The conference will include an impressive line-up of international speakers,
plus racers past and present, the motorcycle industry, motorcycle media,
Manx heritage researchers, design historians, and many others. Special
events will include an exhibition of photographs and videos, and a tour of
the TT course with a TT racer guide.

We invite you to respond to the conference call for papers early since we
anticipate lots of demand for accommodation on the Isle of Man during and
after the conference that will take place at the start of TT Practice Week.

Go to the conference website for further details:

Papers are requested on the history and cultural significance of the TT.
Suggested topics include:
. Racing
. History
. Carnival
. Place
. Environment
. Risk
. Motorcycle technology/design
. Industry
. Class
. Tourism
. Commodification
. Clothing
. TT Races in film, literature, art and music
. Media representation of the TT Races
. TT as consumption spectacle
. Contestation & the TT
Please respond to the Conference Co-chairs listed below with a biographical
statement and an abstract of 150 words by July 1, 2006.
Geoff Crowther
Motorcycling Consumer Research Unit
Department of Management & Marketing
Huddersfield University Business School,
Tel: 00 44 (0) 1484 472608

Suzanne Ferriss
Division of Humanities
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Nova Southeastern University,
Telephone: 954-262-8219

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