Beats, Counterculture, and Hipsters Area for the Southwest Popular Culture Association 2017 Conference

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular Culture Conference

Deadline Extended: November 15, 2016

38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 15-18, 2017

The Area Chair seeks paper and panel submissions to the “Beats, Counterculture, and Hipsters” area.  Topics of interest might include 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, the Beat Movement and its influence on Popular Culture, Conservative Counterculture(s) of the postwar period, Literary Narratives of Counterculture and Utopianism, and studies on Hipsters in the past and in their current incarnations.