Punk Area Panels: Punk Planet Panel: Albuquerque NM Feb. 10 - 13, 2010

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SouthWest/Texas PCA/ACA
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Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference: http://www.swtxpca.org/
Albuquerque, NM February 10 - 13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234

It is time once again to send in your proposals for the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Cultures Associations Conference! This year's 31st annual conference is being held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency, right in the heart of the city. The Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA, founded by Peter C. Rollins in the 1970s, promotes interdisciplinary study of a wide range of topics related to popular and American culture and especially encourages study on the distinct culture of the Southwest region of the United States. Scholars from across the country and around the world are encouraged to submit proposals!

Last year's Punk Area Panels were a big hit and we are looking forward to expanding in 2010. Scholars from across various disciplines presented papers on a number of issues related to Punk Rock. The Punk Planet panel is part of the larger Punk Area at SW/TX PCA/ACA. If you are working on a project about various aspects of Punk around the world, we encourage you to send a proposal. Proposals for the Punk Planet panel can include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Specific punk locales, historic or current (CBGB & OMFUG in NYC, 924 Gilman Street in Berkley CA, the Metroplex in Atlanta, The Roxy in London, etc)
- Specific types of punk locales, not specific to one city or scene but found in many (punk squats, houses, clubs, coffee shops, corners, dives, bars, retail spaces, zine and magazine offices, pubs, bridges, street corners, bedrooms, studios, etc)
- Specific punk scenes, especially those not currently on the radar (London, New York, LA, DC, Sydney, San Francisco, Berlin and Paris of course, but also Milan, Atlanta, Memphis, Salt Lake City, Beirut, Tel Aviv, Pristina, and Moscow)
- Transnational connections between scenes (connections made by zines, tape trading networks, independent punk record labels, independent distribution operations, travel networks, etc)
- Punk music as interpreted through a particular culture, regardless of actual locale (Celtic Punk, Gaelic punk, Gypsy Punk, Taqwacore, etc)

We encourage entries that are historical or theoretical and current in nature, as well as those that touch on the various issues of the very diverse Punk community around the world. We strongly encourage submissions from Graduate students as well as independent scholars.

The deadline for submissions is December 15th, 2009. Please send along proposals of 200-250 words and a copy of your current curriculum vitae, as well as any questions you may have, via e-mail to both:

Mindy Clegg - Punk Planet Panel chair:
History Department
Georgia State University
P.O. Pox 4117
Atlanta, GA 30302-4117
e-mail: mindy.clegg@gmail.com or mclegg1@student.gsu.edu

Bryan L. Jones - Punk Area Chair
Northeastern State University
600 N. Grand Ave. 74464
email: jonseybryan@gmail.com

Registration for the SouthWest/Texas PCA/ACA begins June 1st, 2009. Details can be found on the website: http://www.swtxpca.org/

Hope to see you there!