Department of Music

The Beat Generation and Counterculture
SW/TX Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
San Antonio, April 2004


The Beat Generation and Counterculture
SW/TX Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
San Antonio, Texas
April 7-10, 2004


Last year in Albuquerque, participants presented papers on topics ranging from the
misperception of musical genres in Jack Kerouac's On the Road to William S.
Burroughs' relations with the natives of Morocco to Diane Di Prima's female mythology
in Loba. This year, the 2004 meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA will be a joint meeting
with the National PCA/ACA at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio. Suggested
topics for papers include (but are no means limited to) the following:

-The shamanic/beatific vision in Beat literature
-The changing nature of the Beat canon
-Modernism and the Beats
-The influence of folk and ethnic literatures on the Beats
-Blues, jazz and/or folk music and the Beats
-Influence of graphic art on the Beats and vice versa
-Asian religion and literature as an influence on the Beats
-Gender and the Beats
-Ecopoetics and the Beats
-Specific movements, places, and/or personalities
-Beats and travel
-Beats overseas
-Beat influence on the literatures of other countries and cultures
-Beats and postmodernism

Any modern language is welcome for presentations. For details about last year's
meeting, this year's meeting, registration, hotels, and travel, see the web site at:
www.swtexaspca.org

Please post or e-mail a 250 word abstract of your paper (no papers please) and a
brief biography by November 15th (reception deadline, not postmark) to:

Tim Bradford
Department of English
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
Timarpa@aol.com

This abstract should be headed by a two-part title that moves from general to
specific -- for example, "Women of the Beats: Anne Waldman's Performance Poetics."
The biography should be followed by a signature file that includes university
affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail. No paper will be considered
unless all these criteria are fulfilled. I would prefer to receive all abstracts and
biographies as part of the e-mail, but attachments in MS Word or compatible programs
are acceptable. A response will be sent in one week or less.