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The Beat Movement, Mexico, and Dionysian Art
Puebla, Mexico, October 2001


CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND PANELS AND PAPERS:
THE BEAT MOVEMENT, MEXICO, AND DIONYSIAN ART


The Fifth Congress of the Americas is being held at University of the Americas-in
Puebla, Mexico, on October 18-20, 2001. The program and panels are both
multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.

This area will explore the Beat Movement and Mexico. Topics might include
presentations on particular Beat writers and their works, for example Kerouac or
Burroughs with emphasis on cross-cultural analysis; the Beat Movement as
represented in media; the drug culture of the Beats; jazz and the Beats, and other
Dionysian strains of the movement. The Beats were attracted to Mexico as an
alternative culture where Cold War repression was lacking--where drugs were
plentiful, and the booze was cheap. In many cases the hallucinogenic elements of
Beat Art were identified with the Mexican and Latin cultures.

See the web page at www.udlap.mx/congress for additional information about the
congress, the charming city of Puebla, and registration. You may register online.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 30, 2001. Please submit a
150-200 word abstract via email to:

Deborah Carmichael
English Department
205 Morrill Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater OK 74078
USA
+1-405-372-1883 (phone & fax)
debcar 6569@aol.com