CFP: Beats, Counterculture, and Hipsters Area Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 2018

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 9, 2017 to October 22, 2017
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, Popular Culture Studies

Call for Papers

Beats, Counterculture, and Hipsters Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 39th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ 

Topics of interest might include Literature of the Beat Generation, Beat Culture and the Cold War, The Beats in Popular Culture, Women in the Beat Generation, African American Beats, Beat Appropriation of African American Culture, Moral Crisis of the Cold War and the Beat Generation, 1960s Counterculture (Hippies), Countercultural conflicts over race and gender, the Beat Movement and its influence on Popular Culture, Conservative Counterculture(s) of the postwar period, Literary Narratives of Counterculture and Utopianism, and studies on Hipsters in the past and in their current incarnations. 

We will accept scholarship as well as creative submissions

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://conference.southwestpca.org/ 

For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at

http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/proposal-submission-faqs-and-tips/ 

Individual proposals for 15 minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words.  Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.  

For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  

The deadline for submissions is October 22, 2017.   

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due December 1.  For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

Registration and travel information for the conference is available at http://southwestpca.org/conference/registration/

In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org

If you have any questions about the Beats, Counterculture, and Hipsters area, please contact its Area Chair, Christopher Carmona, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, christophercarmona@icloud.com.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.  

Contact Info: 

Dr. Christopher Carmona

Assistant Professor
Creative Writing Program
Mexican American Studies (Brownsville Coordinator)
Tel: 956.882.7302 | Fax: 956.882.7064
Office: Sabal Hall 2.418 (Brownsville Campus)
One West University Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78520