FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING of the CULTURAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION (U.S.) hosted by the Portland Center for Cultural Studies
Portland, Oregon (Portland State University) April 19-21, 2007
The Cultural Studies Association (U.S.) invites participation in its Fifth Annual Meeting from all areas and 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.
Submission guidelines can be found below. Please submit proposals until our October 16th deadline at: http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/conf/submit.php?cf=4
Special Features of this year’s conference:
1) Special Issue Panels by major cultural studies journals (see below)
2) Roundtable of Cultural Studies Program Directors
3) The Women’s Studies Strand
Plenary Sessions. This year’s topics are Asia, the Pacific Rim, and Capitalism; Post-9/11 America and the World; and Ethics and the Environment: Participants include:
Jill Casid, Art History, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Eric Cazdyn, East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Faisal Devji, History, New School for Social Research
Katharyne Mitchell, Geography, University of Washington
Masao Miyoshi, Literature, University of California, San Diego
David Palumbo-Liu, Comparative Literature, Stanford University
Paul Smith, Cultural Studies, George Mason University
Andrew Ross, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Michael Watts, International Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Major Cultural Studies Journals will be running special issue “salon” panels. Among these journals: Camera Obscura; International Journal of Cultural Studies; Journal of Sports and Social Issues; Positions: East Asia Culture Critique; Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination; South Atlantic Quarterly; Social Text; Theory and Event; Women and Performance; and Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics.
Roundtable of Cultural Studies Program Directors: Larry Grossberg (U North Carolina), Kathy Newman (Carnegie Mellon U), Michele Janette (Kansas State U), Ira Livingston (Stony Brook), Nancy Condee (U Pittsburgh), Joan Saab (U Rochester), Dina Capleman (George Mason U), Kathleen Stewart (U Texas)
Women’s Studies Strand: This year’s conference will host a series of panels featuring faculty and students in Women's Studies PhD programs, showcasing special projects underway in those programs, and addressing issues emerging in and for the rapidly growing number of Women's Studies PhD-granting programs.
PROPOSALS WELCOME UNTIL THE OCTOBER 16TH DEADLINE
We welcome proposals in the following four categories:
1. PAPER SESSIONS, ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS, OR WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Proposals for pre-constituted sessions are due October 16, 2006.
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.
Pre-constituted sessions should NOT be submitted on the website, but should be sent to email@example.com with the words "Session Proposal" in the subject line. 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 department and institutional affiliation of the proposer.
b. The names, email addresses, and department and institutional affiliations of each participant.
c. A 500-word overview of the session, including identifying the type of session (panel, roundtable, workshop) proposed. For paper sessions, also include 500-word abstracts of each of the papers. Paper sessions should have three or four papers.
d. A request for any needed audio-visual equipment. All AV equipment must be requested with the proposal.
1. INDIVIDUAL PAPERS.
Proposals for individual papers are due October 16, 2006
Successful papers will reach several constituencies of the organization and will connect analysis to social, political, economic, or ethical questions.
They should be submitted at http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/. 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, department and 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.
3. DIVISION SESSIONS
Proposals for Division sessions are due October 16, 2006.
CSA is initiating a new format for the conference: divisions, which are thematic groupings of sessions, organized by division leaders. Division leaders will organize two to three sessions for the conference. These division sessions will be marked in the conference program. Lists of divisions and procedures for submission to divisions are at http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/conf/.
4. SEMINAR PROPOSALS
Proposals for seminars are due October 16, 2006.
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. Once seminar leaders are chosen, the seminars will be announced through the CSA’s various public e-mail lists on November 1. Participants will contact the seminar leader directly who will then inform the Program Committee who will participate in the seminar after November 20.
All seminar proposals require:
a. A 500-word overview of the topic designed to attract participants and clear instructions about how the seminar will work.
b. The name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and departmental and institutional affiliation of the leader(s) 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, Pratt Institute
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.
PLEASE NOTE: All participants in the Fifth Annual meeting must pay registration fees by March 15, 2007, to be listed and participate in the program. See the registration page of the CSA conference website for details about fees at http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/conf/.
If you have any questions about procedures for submission or other concerns, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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