2003 Meeting

The sixth annual Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus at the twenty-fourth Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference, Albuquerque Hilton Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 12–16, 2003.

Area Co-chairs: Barry Barnes and Nicholas G. Meriwether.


Barry Barnes. “The Grateful Dead, Improvisation, and Business.”

Gary Burnett. “Riverside Revisited: The Problematics of Uncle John.”

James Revell Carr. “Shakedown Street: A Benjaminian Approach to the Musical Philosophy of the Grateful Dead.”

Mark E. Mattson. “Memory for Grateful Dead Concerts II: Analysis of Internet Newsgroup Reports.”

Peter Sawyer. “The Ritual Structure and Spiritual Nature of the Grateful Dead Experience.”

Stanley J. Spector. “‘Bound To Cover Just a Little More Ground’: A Heideggerian Reflection on the Grateful Dead.”

James A. Tuedio. “Intimations of Home in Grateful Dead Song and Dance.”


Roundtable Discussions

“Teaching the Grateful Dead.” Chair: Nicholas G. Meriwether. Panelists: Kay Alexander, Barry Barnes, Gary Burnett, Alan R. Lehman.

“The Dead in Fiction: Excerpts and Issues.” Chair: Robert G. Weiner, moderator. Panelists: Philip Baruth, Nicholas G. Meriwether.

“Minds, Bodies, and Grateful Dead Experience: Some Openings to Philosophical Thought.” Chair: Barry Barnes. Panelists: James A. Tuedio, Stanley J. Spector, Mark E. Mattson, Nicholas G. Meriwether.

“Editing Dick’s Picks and Other Archival Issues.” Chair: Nicholas G. Meriwether. Panelists: Gary Burnett, David Gans, Eric F. Levy.

“Sociological Aspects of the Grateful Dead Phenomenon.” Chair: Barry Barnes. Panelists: Kay Alexander, David Gans, Alan R. Lehman, Robert G. Weiner.