CFP: [American] Beat Generation and Counterculture(s) - 30th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA

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Gordon Marshall
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CFP: Beat Generation and Counterculture(s)

The 30th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA

February 24th â€" 28th 2009

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque New Mexico 87102

Proposal/Abstract Deadline: December 1 2008

Panels are now being formed for the 29th annual meeting of the
Southwest-Texas American Culture Association-Popular Culture Association in
the area of the Beat Generation and Counterculture(s). The conference is an
excellent place to meet people in your area of work and for gives graduate
students a space in which to showcase your research and receive
constructive feedback. This year, thanks to suggestions from previous
participants, we have increased the audio-visual resources available to
presenters to include: digital video projector, vcr/dvd player and stereo
speakers in each presentation room along with wireless internet access at
Phil’s cybercafé.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Literature of the Beat Generation

Beat Culture and the Cold War

The Beats in Popular Culture

Women in the Beat Generation

African American Beats

Writers and cultural groups affiliated with the Beats: Norman Mailer,
Chandler Brossard, Anatole Broyard, etc.

Beat writers and communities/cultures in the wider world

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

Utopian communities of dissent both physical and discursive

Conservative Counterculture(s) of the postwar period

Literary Narratives of Counterculture and Utopianism

For information about the conference and other presentation areas, graduate
paper awards, A/V support in presentation rooms, registration and hotel
accommodation go to the SWPCA website at:

Please forward abstracts of no more than one page, panel proposals or
requests for further information to:

Gordon Marshall, Area Chair, Beat Generation and Counterculture

American Culture and Literature
Halic University
Ahmet Vekif Pasa Cad No: 1
Findikzade 34270
Istanbul, Turkey

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