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Janet Staiger <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 31 Jul 2006 19:40:17 -0500
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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 on all 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.

The conference this year will feature plenary sessions on Ethics and 
Environment; Asia, The Pacific Rim, and Capitalism; and Post-9/11 America 
and the World.  Plenarists will 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, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

The conference will also host special issue "salon" panels by major 
cultural studies journals, including: Camera Obscura; Positions: East Asia 
Culture Critique; Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination; South 
Atlantic Quarterly; Social Text; Women and Performance; and Xcp: 
Cross-Cultural Poetics.

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: [log in to unmask]

We welcome proposals in the following four categories:

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 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 [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 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 
<>   (See link in the 
bottom paragraph.)

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.

Seminar proposals should be sent to:  May Joseph, Assoc. Prof. Global 
Studies, Pratt Institute
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]

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.

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 on November 1 at 

Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite