The Eastern American Studies Association annual conference will be held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, 2012, with the theme “Tradition and Innovation in American Culture.” Proposals are invited for presentations that give interdisciplinary perspectives on “Tradition and Innovation in American Culture.” Tradition, of course, is the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction. Innovation, on the other hand, is the introduction of something new. The binary opposition of tradition and innovation is a concept quite familiar to folklorists, but it can be readily applied to ideas in the realm of popular culture and elite culture as well.
Submit abstracts and resumes no longer than two pages to “EASA Conference” at firstname.lastname@example.org before January 23, 2012.
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