THE FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING of the CULTURAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION (U.S.) Washington. D.C. (George Mason University, Arlington campus) April 19-22, 2006
The Cultural Studies Association (U.S.) invites participation in its Fourth Annual Meeting from all areas and on all topics of relevance to Cultural Studies, including but not limited to literature, history, sociology, geography, anthropology, communications, popular culture, cultural theory, queer studies, critical race studies, feminist studies, postcolonial studies, media and film studies, material culture studies, performance and visual arts studies.
The conference this year will feature plenary sessions on the culture of science and technology, cultural studies and the social sciences, and global cities and citizenship.
We welcome proposals in the following categories:
1: Individual papers. Proposals for individual papers are due by October 15, and should be submitted at
Successful submission will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours, please resubmit. The acknowledgement will say that your proposal has been "successfully submitted," which does NOT mean your proposal has been accepted.
All paper proposals require:
a. The name, email address, institutional affiliation of the author, entered on the website.
b. A 500 word abstract for the 20 minute paper entered on the website.
c. Any needed audio-visual equipment must be noted following the abstract in that space on the site.
2. Preconstituted paper sessions, roundtable* sessions, or workshops.* These should NOT be submitted on this website, but should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "Session Proposal" in the subject line. Session proposals are due by October 15th. All proposals will be acknowledged, but please allow at least two business days before inquiring.
All session proposals require:
a. The name, email address, phone number, and institutional affiliation of the proposer.
b. A 500 word overview of the session, identifying the type of session proposed. For paper sessions, also include 500 word abstracts of each of the papers: maximum, four papers per session; minimum three papers per session.
c. The names, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of each participant.
d. A request for any needed audio-visual equipment. All AV equipment must be requested with the proposal.
3. Seminar proposals. Due: October 15.
The conference will again feature a series of seminars. Seminars are small-group (maximum 15 individuals) discussion sessions for which participants write brief "position papers" that are circulated prior to the conference. Those wishing to lead seminars are encouraged to submit a proposal.
All seminar proposals require:
a. A 500 word overview of the topic designed to attract participants as well as the following:
b. The name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and institutional affiliation of the leader proposing the seminar.
c. A brief bio or one page CV of the leader proposing the seminar.
d. A request for any needed audio-visual equipment. All AV equipment must be requested with the proposal. Since seminars typically involve discussion of previously circulated papers, such requests must be explained.
Seminar proposals should be sent to:
May Joseph, Assoc. Prof. Global Studies
Those interested in participating in (rather than leading) a seminar should consult the list of seminars and the instructions for signing up for them, available at http://www.csaus.pitt.edu after November 1.
All participants in the Fourth Annual meeting must be members of CSA. Membership dues for 2006 will be $40 for those employed full-time, and $20 for those employed part-time and for graduate students. In addition, registration fees must be paid by all participants. See the registration page of this website for details about fees and deadlines.
If you have any questions about procedures for submission or other concerns, please e-mail us at: email@example.com.
*Roundtables are sessions in which panelists offer brief remarks, but the bulk of the session is devoted to discussion among the panelists and audience members. Workshops are similarly devoted primarily to discussion, but they focus on practical problems in such areas as teaching, research, or activism. No paper titles may be included for roundtables or workshops.
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