UPDATE: Motorcycling Culture & Myth (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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Leslie Fife
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    Call For Papers: MOTORCYCLING CULTURE AND MYTH, PCA/ACA, April 4-7, 2007
  UPDATED Submission Deadline: 3 November 2006
  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 4-7, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts at the beautiful Boston Marriott Copley Place.
  Papers and presentations are requested on motorcycling and its impact on 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, consumer capitalist, 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, ethnic, 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 3, 2006. 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, 2007.
  Basic information about the conference can be found at http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca/
  Gary L. Kieffner
  Department of History
  University of Texas at El Paso
  Telephone: 915-532-2282
  E-mail: Kieffner_at_utep.edu
  Suzanne Ferriss
  Division of Humanities
  Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
  Nova Southeastern University
  Telephone: 954-262-8219
  E-mail: ferriss_at_nova.edu

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