The 2009 meeting of the Chesapeake area chapter of the American Studies Association (CHASA) will be hosted by the Cultural Studies doctoral program and the African-American Studies program at George Mason University, Fairfax VA, April 2nd 2009.
Keynote speakers: ERIC LOTT (University of Virginia) and SULEIMAN OSMAN (George Washington University)
Theme: AMERICA AFTER BUSH
Whatever the outcome of this year’s elections, the end of George W. Bush’s presidency will mark an important watershed in American life. We are now inviting proposals for papers and panels from any disciplinary perspective that will address some of the cultural, social, political and economic legacies of the Bush years and the prospects for the future.
Please send single page session proposals and/or 100 word individual paper proposals as MS Word attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the word CHASA in the subject line.
Speakers may be listed in the conference program for a maximum of two sessions. While we welcome a range of panel formats, all panels should fit within a 75-minute time frame with at least 15 minutes dedicated to audience discussion.
The deadline for proposals is November 15, 2008.
Graduate students are especially encouraged to attend and present papers and a prize will be given to the best student paper given at the conference.
George Mason University is located in Fairfax Virginia, approximately 15 miles from downtown Washington DC.
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