The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Associations are holding a series of panels at the next annual meeting of these groups to be held April 4-7, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts at the beautiful Boston Marriott Copley Place.
Papers and presentations are requested on motorcycling and its impact on American and other societies and cultures. Suggested topics include:
* Riders' narratives or descriptions of the ride
* The motorcycle as art, poetry, or agency
* Rituals, norms, customs, or influences in motorcycle culture
* The biker as subaltern or as "other"
* Movies, films, or other images of motorcyclists
* Analyses of media, consumer capitalist, corporate, or other power structures in relation to motorcycling culture or popular myth
* Biographical analyses of noteworthy motorcyclists and their influence upon myth, culture, or cultural capital
* Racial, ethnic, gendered, class, or demographic aspects of motorcycling culture
* Other literary, anthropological, geographical, historical, sociological, or psychological perspectives of motorcycling culture or myth
Please respond to the Area Co-chairs with a biographical statement and an abstract of 150 words by November 1, 2006. Since responders may be assigned to presentations, completed papers should also be sent to the Co-Chairs, to be forwarded for review, not later than March 15, 2007.
Gary L. Kieffner
Department of History
University of Texas at El Paso
Division of Humanities
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Nova Southeastern University
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