Call for Papers: PUNK and POSTMODERN/CONSUMER CULTURE
2009 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Proposals are now being accepted for the Punk and Postmodern/Consumer Culture Area. Papers for this area will examine Punk and its influence on postmodern/consumer culture and vice versa. Writers are encouraged to explore punk’s relationship to mediums other that music. Papers covering punk’s relationship to comics, movies, music, and novels will be all considered.
30th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 25-28, 2009
The 2009 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown.
•Priority Submission and Registration: Nov. 15, 2008.
•Final Submission Deadline: Dec. 1, 2008.
•Conference Registration: Dec. 31, 2008 (all participants must be registered by this date!).
Suggestions for topics include but are not limited to the following:
• The punk and its influence on culture and fashion
• The sell(out) of punk
• Kurt Cobain
• The rhetoric of Punk
• Punk and philosophy
• Punk and postmodern identity theory (Lacan's Fiction of Self)
• Anarchist theory and punk rock
• Politics of Punk rebellion revolution reform
• The works of William Gibson and other Cyber-punk authors
• The works of Poppy Z. Brite and other splatter-punk authors
• Punk and comics such as Transmetropolitan, Tank Girl, The invisibles, and others.
Abstracts of 100-250 words and/or questions may be sent to Bryan L. Jones at the email or physical address below. Graduate students are particularly welcome. Please pass along this call to friends, students and colleagues.
Bryan L. Jones
Northeastern State University
languages and Literature
600 N. Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
1(918) 456-5511 ex:3622 Email: email@example.com
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