We invite participation by scholars outside the United States at the 36th annual Appalachian Studies Conference organized by the Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) to be held on the campus of Appalachian State University (ASU) in Boone, NC, March 22-24, 2013. In support of ASA's and ASU's internationalization initiatives, the conference's program committee has extended the CFP deadline for scholars working outside the United States to Friday, November 9, 2012.
Boone is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina about two hours from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. A Wide Area Map and Driving Directions may be found at http://maps.appstate.edu/wide-area-map/. The conference program committee will coordinate transportation from and back to the Charlotte airport for international presenters in need of transportation assistance.
This year’s conference theme is “Communities in Action, Landscapes in Change.” We encourage innovative proposals that explore all types of communities across the Appalachian Mountain region--historical, contemporary, and imagined ones--and the landscapes and environmental spaces that impact, and are impacted by, those communities.
Formats might include:
* individual scholarly research papers
* formed sessions
* poster sessions presenting scholarly research OR documenting community work
* panels and community presentations
* performance or sharing of films, documentaries, videos, poetry, music, plays, art, and writing
* roundtable conversations on contemporary issues, e.g. activism in the region,professional development, or a newcomer’s orientation to Appalachian studies
Proposals by scholars working outside the United States must be e-mailed to ASAconference2013ASU@gmail.com no later than November 9, 2012. The CFP closed on October 12 for scholars inside the United States.
Submit your proposal (approx. 250 words) within the text of your email AND as a single-spaced Word attachment. Please use the following e-mail subject line format: [individual or group] proposal on [subject area]: [topic]. For example, “individual proposal on literature: Ron Rash’s female characters.” Inquiries only should be sent to Katherine Ledford or Kathy Olson at their university e-mail addresses listed above. Proposals only should be sent to ASAconference2013ASU@gmail.com.
Please choose ONE of these subjects when creating the subject line for your proposal:
• Natural Sciences
• Social Sciences
• Women and Gender Studies
• Visual Art/Craft
• Economic Development/Poverty
• Coal/Natural Gas
• Urban Appalachians/Out-Migration
• Performance [use for a reading or screening]
The following information is required in your proposal:
1. Proposal category: Individual paper/presentation OR group session.
2. Type of Presentation: Paper, Poster/Exhibit, Panel/Roundtable, Film, Reading, or Workshop.
3. Subject: Selected from list above. Choose one subject only, please.
4. Contact information: Name(s), email address(es), and affiliation(s), if any, of ALL participants and a 1-2-sentence biographical sketch of each participant.
5. Title of your individual paper/presentation OR session. Individual papers/presentations will be limited to fifteen minutes. If you are proposing a session, include the title of each paper/presentation in the session.
6. Abstract: A single-spaced abstract of 250 words describing your individual paper/presentation or session in the body of your e-mail AND attached as a Word file. For a session, please submit an abstract from each presenter after the abstract describing the whole session.
7. Media: Equipment needs.
8. Volunteering to convene: Would you be willing to serve as the convener for a session other than your own? Duties include beginning and ending the session on time, ensuring equal time for each presenter, and preserving time for questions and comments.
All presenters must register for the conference and pay the registration fee of $130 ($80 for students), which also covers membership in the Appalachian Studies Association for one year and a one-year subscription to the Journal of Appalachian Studies. To register online, visit www.appalachianstudies.org. A limited number of registration scholarships will be available beginning December 1. Late, incomplete, mailed, or faxed submissions cannot be accepted. Submitting a proposal does not guarantee presentation at the conference. Applicants will be notified by November 16, 2012 of the program committee’s decision.
Katherine E. Ledford, PhD
Program Director, Center for Appalachian Studies
Assistant Professor of English
Appalachian State University
PO Box 32018
305 Bodenheimer Dr.
Living Learning Academic Bldg.
Boone, NC 28608-2018
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