The Beat Generation and Counterculture
The 27th Annual Conference of the Southwest / Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
February 8-11, 2006
Itís time to submit ideas for papers to present on Beat and Counterculture Literature!
I have a new e-mail address since I mailed last yearís call for papers--so if you have sent me questions about the conference and I havenít responded, now you know why. The address Iím now using is ThomYoung@yahoo.com.
As in the past, suggested topics for papers include (but are no means limited to) the following:
The shamanic/beatific vision in Beat literature
The changing nature of the Beat canon
Modernism and the Beats
The influence of folk and ethnic literatures on the Beats
Blues, jazz and/or folk music and the Beats
Influence of graphic art on the Beats and vice versa
Asian religion and literature as an influence on the Beats
Gender and the Beats
Ecopoetics and the Beats
Specific movements, places, and/or personalities
Beats and travel
Beat influence on the literatures of other countries and cultures
Beats and postmodernism
Any modern language is welcome for presentations. For details about last year's meeting, this year's meeting, registration, hotels, and travel, see the web site at: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca
Please post or e-mail a 250 word abstract of your paper (no papers please) and a brief biography by November 15th (reception deadline, not postmark).
I would prefer to receive all abstracts and biographies as part of the e-mail, but attachments in MS Word or as an RTF file are acceptable. A response will be sent in one week or less.
Hard copies may be sent to one of the following two snail mail addresses below.
Your abstract should be headed by a two-part title that moves from general to specific-for example, "Women of the Beats: Anne Waldman's Performance Poetics." The biography should be followed by a signature that includes university or business affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail. No paper will be considered unless all these criteria are fulfilled.
I hope everyone submits a proposal and that we have a great turnout. I will be there this year!
Dr. Thom Young
9606 Duffer Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
(before October 3, 2005)
Dr. Thom Young
2526 Five Shillings Road
Frederick, MD 21701
(after October 2, 2005) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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