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Beat Generation and Counterculture(s)- 31st Annual Meeting of the SW/TX ACA/PCA

Beat Generation and Counterculture(s)
The 31st Annual Meeting of the SW/TX ACA/PCA

February 10-13, 2010

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque New Mexico 87102

Proposal/Abstract Deadline: November 1 2009

Panels are now being formed for the 31st 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

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:

Christopher Carmona, Area Chair, Beat Generation and Counterculture

Christopher Carmona
Texas A&M University
227 Blocker Bldg
MS 4227 TAMU
College Station TX 77843

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