CALL FOR PAPERS
Second Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
for American Studies
The Emergence of Globalization and the Americas, 1492 – 2002
February 21 – 23, 2003
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Key Note Speaker:Michael Hardt, Duke University (co-author of Empire)
This is a conference of graduate students, by graduate students, for graduate students. The purpose of the PSU Americanists Focus Group is to encourage interdisciplinary study and communication between graduate students whose academic research impacts or is impacted by the study of the Americas. The theme for this year’s conference is the effect of globalization on North, South, and Central America as well as the effect of “America” on the globe. We welcome participants from a wide range of departments and programs: Comparative Literature, English, History, Ethnic Studies, African-American Studies, Native-American Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, French, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Women’s Studies, Queer Studies, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, and Education. (Surely, this list is not exhaustive of our possibilities.)
The conference will divide into panels which focus on particular issues. Each panel should have three papers and a moderator and can also have a respondent. Papers should be 15-20 minutes (or 8-9 double spaced pages) in length. We invite submissions of panels and individual papers. We will also hold one seminar for which we welcome participants.
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2002.
Please submit to Steven Thomas via e-mail.
Hosted by the PSU Americanists Focus Group at Pennsylvania State University
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