FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING of the CULTURAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION (U.S.)
hosted by the Portland Center for Cultural Studies
Portland, Oregon (Portland State University) April 19-21, 2007
The Cultural Studies Association (U.S.) invites participation in its Fifth
Annual Meeting from all areas and topics of relevance to Cultural Studies,
including but not limited to literature, history, sociology, geography,
anthropology, communications, popular culture, cultural theory, queer
studies, critical race studies, feminist studies, postcolonial studies,
media and film studies, material culture studies, performance and visual
Submission guidelines can be found below. Please submit proposals until
our October 16th deadline at:
Special Features of this year's conference:
1) Special Issue Panels by major cultural studies journals (see below)
2) Roundtable of Cultural Studies Program Directors
3) The Women's Studies Strand
Plenary Sessions. This year's topics are Asia, the Pacific Rim, and
Capitalism; Post-9/11 America and the World; and Ethics and the
Environment: Participants include:
Jill Casid, Art History, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Eric Cazdyn, East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Faisal Devji, History, New School for Social Research
Katharyne Mitchell, Geography, University of Washington
Masao Miyoshi, Literature, University of California, San Diego
David Palumbo-Liu, Comparative Literature, Stanford University
Paul Smith, Cultural Studies, George Mason University
Andrew Ross, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Michael Watts, International Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Major Cultural Studies Journals will be running special issue "salon"
panels. Among these journals: Camera Obscura; International Journal of
Cultural Studies; Journal of Sports and Social Issues; Positions: East Asia
Culture Critique; Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination; South
Atlantic Quarterly; Social Text; Theory and Event; Women and Performance;
and Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics.
Roundtable of Cultural Studies Program Directors: Larry Grossberg (U North
Carolina), Kathy Newman (Carnegie Mellon U), Michele Janette (Kansas State
U), Ira Livingston (Stony Brook), Nancy Condee (U Pittsburgh), Joan
Saab (U Rochester), Dina Capleman (George Mason U), Kathleen Stewart (U Texas)
Women's Studies Strand: This year's conference will host a series of panels
featuring faculty and students in Women's Studies PhD programs, showcasing
special projects underway in those programs, and addressing issues emerging
in and for the rapidly growing number of Women's Studies PhD-granting programs.
PROPOSALS WELCOME UNTIL THE OCTOBER 16TH DEADLINE
We welcome proposals in the following four categories:
1. PAPER SESSIONS, ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS, OR WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Proposals for pre-constituted sessions are due October 16, 2006.
Roundtables are sessions in which panelists offer brief remarks, but the
bulk of the session is devoted to discussion among the panelists and
audience members. Workshops are similarly devoted primarily to discussion,
but they focus on practical problems in such areas as teaching, research,
or activism. No paper titles may be included for roundtables or workshops.
Pre-constituted sessions should NOT be submitted on the website, but should
be sent to <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] with the words "Session
Proposal" in the subject line. All proposals will be acknowledged, but
please allow at least two business days before inquiring.
All session proposals require:
a. The name, email address, phone number, and department and institutional
affiliation of the proposer.
b. The names, email addresses, and department and institutional
affiliations of each participant.
c. A 500-word overview of the session, including identifying the type of
session (panel, roundtable, workshop) proposed. For paper sessions, also
include 500-word abstracts of each of the papers. Paper sessions should
have three or four papers.
d. A request for any needed audio-visual equipment. All AV equipment must
be requested with the proposal.
1. INDIVIDUAL PAPERS.
Proposals for individual papers are due October 16, 2006
Successful papers will reach several constituencies of the organization and
will connect analysis to social, political, economic, or ethical questions.
They should be submitted at
submission will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement
within 24 hours, please resubmit. The acknowledgement will say that your
proposal has been "successfully submitted," which does NOT mean your
proposal has been accepted.
All paper proposals require:
a. The name, email address, department and institutional affiliation of the
author, 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
in that space on the site.
3. DIVISION SESSIONS
Proposals for Division sessions are due October 16, 2006.
CSA is initiating a new format for the conference: divisions, which are
thematic groupings of sessions, organized by division leaders. Division
leaders will organize two to three sessions for the conference. These
division sessions will be marked in the conference program. Lists of
divisions and procedures for submission to divisions are at
4. SEMINAR PROPOSALS
Proposals for seminars are due October 16, 2006.
The conference will again feature a series of seminars. Seminars are
small-group (maximum 15 individuals) discussion sessions for which
participants write brief "position papers" that are circulated prior to the
conference. Those wishing to lead seminars are encouraged to submit a
proposal. Once seminar leaders are chosen, the seminars will be announced
through the CSA's various public e-mail lists on November 1. Participants
will contact the seminar leader directly who will then inform the Program
Committee who will participate in the seminar after November 20.
All seminar proposals require:
a. A 500-word overview of the topic designed to attract participants and
clear instructions about how the seminar will work.
b. The name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and departmental
and institutional affiliation of the leader(s) proposing the seminar.
c. A brief bio or one page CV of the leader proposing the seminar.
d. A request for any needed audio-visual equipment. All AV equipment must
be requested with the proposal. Since seminars typically involve discussion
of previously circulated papers, such requests must be explained.
Seminar proposals should be sent to:
May Joseph, Assoc. Prof. Global Studies, Pratt Institute
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]
Those interested in participating in (rather than leading) a seminar should
consult the list of seminars and the instructions for signing up for them,
available at <http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/>http://www.csaus.pitt.edu after
PLEASE NOTE: All participants in the Fifth Annual meeting must pay
registration fees by March 15, 2007, to be listed and participate in the
program. See the registration page of the CSA conference website for
details about fees at
If you have any questions about procedures for submission or other
concerns, please e-mail us at: <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]
William P. Hobby Centennial Professor in Communication and
Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
Department of Radio-Television-Film (CMA 6.128)
University of Texas at Austin
One University Station A0800
Austin, TX 78712
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