Colleagues and students are encouraged to submit paper proposals for our conference in October. Travel assistance may be available for students. Deadline is May 15, 2012.
CALL FOR PAPERS/CONTRIBUTIONS
TO THE 37TH ANNUAL ASANOR
AMERICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE
TO BE HELD AT ØSTFOLD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
ON OCTOBER 19 – 21, 2012
CROSSROADS: AMERICAN DIRECTIONS
It is a pleasure to be able to issue this call for papers/contributions to the 37th
Annual American studies conference to be held this coming October at Østfold University College.
The theme of the conference, Crossroads: American Directions,
is wide in scope and can accommodate a wealth of materials. Contributions in the fields of literature and civilization are equally welcome, whether through the organization of workshops, panels or as individual lectures. Below you will find a list of sub-themes. They are not intended to be exhaustive. Good suggestions for related sub-themes are welcome, along with proposals for contributions not directly related to the sub-themes below. These will be sorted out in the coming months as the final program takes form.
We would particularly like to encourage contributions from graduate students, post-doctoral candidates and active scholars in the process of completing their projects. The work of new scholars is especially valuable in our field and special economic provisions – including the waver of conference fees and transportation grants – will be made to smooth their participation.
(consider these a point of departure for you own perceptions of American directions.)
Trends in Contemporary American Literature
Cultural Variety and Artistic Renewal
The Impact of Digital Media on the Arts
Cultural Critique in Popular Genres
The Disunited States of America: Fractured Politics
Shifting Global Leadership: Quo Vadis?
Minorities and Majorities; Switching Places
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is May 15, 2012
Please put aside these October days on your calendar now.
Send your proposals by post or e-mail to:
Associate Professor Robert Mikkelsen
Østfold University College
Faculty of Economics, Languages and Social Sciences
Phone: 69 21 52 73
We look forward to hearing from you!