The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Associations is inviting papers 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
Please respond to the Area chair listed below with a biographical statement and an abstract of 150 words by November 15, 2007. Graduate student submissions are welcome. Since responders may be assigned to presentations, completed papers should also be sent to the Chair for review, not later than January 15, 2008.
Annual Meeting of the PCA?ACA Southwest?Texas
Feburary 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque NM
Basic information about the conference can be found at:
Clovis Community College
417 Schepps Blvd.
Clovis, NM 88101
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