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  Reminder--Proposals due November 10

THE SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CULTURAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION

New York City, New York (New York University) May 22-24, 2008

The Cultural Studies Association (U.S.) invites participation in its Sixth 
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 New York and 
Culture, Gender and Sexuality, Law and Minorities. Plenarists include,

Arlene Davila, New York University, author of Barrio Dreams: Puerto Ricans, 
Latinos and the Neoliberal City, and Latinos, Inc., The Marketing and 
Making of a People

Rosemary Coombe, Law, Communications and Cultural Studies, York University, 
author of The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties, and "Legal Claims 
to Culture in and Against the Market"

Janet Jacobsen, Columbia, author of Working Alliances and the Politics of 
Difference: Diversity and Feminist Ethics, and Love the Sin: Sexual 
Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance

Jasbir Puar, Women's and Gender Studies and Geography, Rutgers University, 
author of "On Torture: Abu Ghraib," and "Queer Times, Queer Assemblages."

Neil Smith, CUNY Graduate Center, author of American Empire: Roosevelt's 
Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization, and The Endgame of Globalization.

The conference will continue to host last year's highly successful "salon" 
panels by major cultural studies journals. Thus far, the  following 
journals plan on hosting a journal salon:

Theory & Event
South Atlantic Quarterly
Boundary 2
Callaloo (special issue on Katrina and New Orleans)
Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Positions: East Asia Cultural Critique
Rethinking Marxism
Women & Performance
Radical History Review
Signs (special issue on race/gendered logics of war and terror)
Public Culture
Critical Inquiry
Social Text

All participants in the Sixth Annual meeting must pay registration fees by 
April 15, 2008, to be listed and participate in the program. See the 
registration page of the CSA conference website for details about fees at 
<http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/>http://www.csaus.pitt.edu.

  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:

1. INDIVIDUAL PAPERS
Proposals for individual papers are due November 10, 2007.
Successful papers will reach several constituencies of the organization and 
will connect analysis to social, political, economic, or ethical questions.

They should be submitted online below on the conference website:
<<http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/conf/submit.php?cf=5>http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/conf/submit.php?cf=5>. 
Successful submission will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an 
acknowledgment within 24 hours, please resubmit. The acknowledgment 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.


2. PRE-CONSTITUTED PAPER SESSIONS, ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS, OR WORKSHOP 
SESSIONS Proposals for pre-constituted sessions are due November 10, 2007.
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.


3. DIVISION SESSIONS
A list of divisions is available at 
<<http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/>http://www.csaus.pitt.edu>. Calls for papers 
and procedures for submission to divisions may be posted on that site. 
Proposals for divisions should NOT be submitted here or to [log in to unmask]


4. SEMINAR PROPOSALS
Proposals for seminars are due November 10, 2007.
Seminars are small-group (maximum 15 individuals) discussion sessions for 
which 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-conference collaboration. We particularly invite proposals for seminars 
designed to advance emerging lines of inquiry and research/teaching 
initiatives within Cultural Studies broadly construed. We also invite 
seminars designed to generate future collaborations among conference 
attendees. Once a limited number of seminar topics and 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(s) 
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, including details about 
what advanced preparation will be required of seminar participants.
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(s) 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:
Bruce Burgett, Professor and Interim Director, Interdisciplinary Arts and 
Sciences, University of Washington Bothell <[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 
November 20, 2007. Deadline to sign up will be December 15, 2007.


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