"The Asian Series of Panels and Sessions: American Studies and Asian/Asian-American/Non-Asian Americanists" (CFP for IASA)
We invite presentations for the series of panels and sessions that we as Asian Americanists are preparing for the Second World Congress to be held in Ottawa, Canada, by the IASA (International American Studies Association), August 18-20, 2005. Entitled as above, our interdisciplinary Asian Series encompasses a wide range of topical areas including but not limited to:
Asia and America/ the Americas
American Studies from an Asian Perspective
American Literature from a Transpacific Perspective
Teaching American History in Asia
The listing of these four topics is not intended to limit exclusively the focus of your specific proposals on these issues. Most of the listed topics are comprehensive enough to include and are intended to encourage a variety of specific proposals (though the last one, as you would notice, is particularly site-specific for historical and historiographic reasons).
The basic ideas underlying this Series organized for the IASA 2005 Congress, but with potential for continuing beyond that occasion, include what contributions/ dis-contributions Asian Americans have made to the field of American Studies, how Asian Americanists might inflect the focus of the field internationally, and the relativizing of US-centered models of studies across transnational lines. What new models of investigation and institutional affiliations might these decentered, international exchanges create? These questions are not intended to be limiting, but a point of departure. So, please feel free to develop your own ideas in the context of your own disciplinary focus individual scholarly and pedagogical interest.
Please send a 100-150 word abstract, including title, professional affiliation, addresses (especially email) electronically to Professor Tatsushi NARITA, Nagoya City University, firstname.lastname@example.org BY NO LATER THAN MARCH 22, 2004. He will distribute them to the IASA Program Committee Co-Chairs.
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