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Janet Staiger <[log in to unmask]>
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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 
arts studies.

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.


We welcome proposals in the following four categories:

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.

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 
<> Successful 
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.

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 

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 <> after 
November 1.

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]

Janet Staiger
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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