dimanche 29 juin 2008


Seventh Annual Cultural Studies Association (U.S.)Marriott (at the Plaza), Kansas CityApril 16-18, 2009 Expected plenary speakers include:Michael Bérubé, Pennsylvania State UniversityMarc Bousquet, Santa Clara UniversityOrit Halpern, New School for Social ResearchMichele Janette, Kansas State UniversityE. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern UniversityKarim Murji, Open University (U.K.)Cary Nelson, University of IllinoisAmit Rai, Florida State UniversitySangeeta Ray, University of MarylandMaria Josefina Saldaña-Porillo, New York UniversityJeff Williams, Carnegie Mellon University Also, the popular Journal Salon feature will continue. Journals expectedare:Cultural CritiqueCultural Studies/ Critical Methodologies Dialectical AnthropologyFlowGendersMediations Deadline for Proposals: September 15, 2008. This conference, which uses Open Conference Systems developed by the PublicKnowledge Project , enables participants to submitabstracts online at http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/conf/submit.php?cf=5. Thewebsite for submissions will open August 15, 2008. Call for Papers and Sessions The Cultural Studies Association (U.S.) invites participation in its SeventhAnnual Meeting from all areas and on all topics of relevance to CulturalStudies, including but not limited to literature, history, sociology,geography, anthropology, communications, popular culture, cultural theory,queer studies, critical race studies, feminist studies, postcolonialstudies, media and film studies, material culture studies, performance andvisual arts studies. All participants in the Sixth Annual meeting must pay registration fees byMarch 16, 2009, to be listed and participate in the program. See theregistration page of this website for details about fees. If you have any questions about procedures for submission or other concerns,please e-mail us at: csaus@pitt.edu. We welcome proposals in the followingfour categories: 1. INDIVIDUAL PAPERS Proposals for individual papers are due September 15, 2008. Successful papers will reach several constituencies of the organization andwill connect analysis to social, political, economic, or ethical questions. They should be submitted online on the conference website. Successfulsubmission will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgmentwithin 24 hours, please resubmit. The acknowledgment will say that yourproposal has been ''successfully submitted,'' which does NOT mean yourproposal has been accepted. All paper proposals require: a. The name, email address, department and institutional affiliation of theauthor, 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 inthat space on the site. 2. PRE-CONSTITUTED PAPER SESSIONS, ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS, OR WORKSHOP SESSIONSProposals for pre-constituted sessions are due September 15, 2008. Roundtables are sessions in which panelists offer brief remarks, but thebulk of the session is devoted to discussion among the panelists andaudience members. Workshops are similarly devoted primarily to discussion,but they focus on practical problems in such areas as teaching, research, oractivism. No paper titles may be included for roundtables or workshops. Pre-constituted sessions should NOT be submitted on the website, but shouldbe sent to csaus@pitt.edu with the words ''Session Proposal'' in the subjectline. All proposals will be acknowledged, but please allow at least twobusiness days before inquiring. All session proposals require: a. The name, email address, phone number, and department and institutionalaffiliation of the proposer. b. The names, email addresses, and department and institutional affiliationsof each participant. c. A 500-word overview of the session, including identifying the type ofsession (panel, roundtable, workshop) proposed. For paper sessions, alsoinclude 500-word abstracts of each of the papers. Paper sessions should havethree or four papers. d. A request for any needed audio-visual equipment. All AV equipment must berequested with the proposal. 3. DIVISION SESSIONSDivision sessions are due September 15, 2008. A list of divisions is available at http://www.csaus.pitt.edu . Divisions may elect to post calls on thatsite for papers and procedures for submission to division sessions or handlethe creation of their two division sessions by other means. Division chairswill submit their two panels/workshops/roundtables directly to the programcommittee by September 15, 2008 (directions will be sent to the divisionchairs). Proposals for divisions should NOT be submitted on the website orto csaus@pitt.edu. 4. SEMINAR PROPOSALSProposals for seminars are due September 15, 2008. Seminars are small-group (maximum 15 individuals) discussion sessions forwhich participants prepare in advance of the conference. In previous years,preparation has involved shared readings, pre-circulated ''position papers''by seminar leaders and/or participants, and other forms of pre-conferencecollaboration. We particularly invite proposals for seminars designed toadvance emerging lines of inquiry and research/teaching initiatives withinCultural Studies broadly construed. We also invite seminars designed togenerate future collaborations among conference attendees. Once a limitednumber of seminar topics and leaders are chosen, the seminars will beannounced through the CSA's various public e-mail lists. Participants willcontact the seminar leader(s) directly who will then inform the ProgramCommittee who will participate in the seminar. Seminars will be marked inthe conference programs as either closed to non-participants or open toother conference attendees as auditors (or in other roles). Examples ofsuccessful seminar proposals from previous years are linked in here (if youare reading this on the website). All seminar proposals require:a. A 500-word overview of the topic designed to attract participants andclear instructions about how the seminar will work, including details aboutwhat advanced preparation will be required of seminar participants.b. The name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and departmentaland institutional affiliation of the leader(s) proposing the seminar.c. A brief bio or one page CV of the leader(s) proposing the seminar.d. A request for any needed audio-visual equipment. All AV equipment must berequested with the proposal. Since seminars typically involve discussion ofpreviously circulated papers, such requests must be explained. Seminar proposals should be sent to: Bruce Burgett, Professor and Interim Director, Interdisciplinary Arts andSciencesUniversity of Washington Bothellburgett@u.washington.edu and Colin Danby, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences,University of Washington Bothell danby@u.washington.edu Those interested in participating in (rather than leading) a seminar shouldconsult the list of seminars and the instructions for signing up for them,available at http://www.csaus.pitt.edu afterOctober 15, 2008. Deadline to sign up will be November 14, 2008. Deadlinefor seminar leaders to submit final lists of participants (minimum 8individuals, in addition to the seminar leader or leaders) will be November21, 2008.

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