CFP: [Graduate] American Studies Symposium––Purdue University

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Kendra Unruh
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* Call for Papers *
American Studies Symposium
“Critical American Studies: Examining the Intersections of Race, Class and
Purdue University • West Lafayette, IN
April 17-18, 2008

Submission Deadline: January 13, 2008

The American Studies Program at Purdue University announces its 33rd annual
Symposium to be held April 17-18, 2008 with special keynote speakers
Professor Maria Matsuda of Georgetown University and Professor Cheryl
Harris of UCLA. This event is organized by graduate students and focuses
on the presentation of graduate student work. In acknowledging the
importance of interdisciplinary studies, the Symposium Committee invites
papers from students of all disciplines to engage the theme “Critical
American Studies: Examining the Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender.”

Possible proposal topics from interdisciplinary perspectives include, but
are not limited to:

• Critical Race Theory
• Ecofeminism
• Gender, Queer Theory & Sexuality Studies
• Performance Studies
• Ethnic Studies
• Cultural Studies
• Education and Pedagogy Studies
• Film, Television & Media Studies
• Popular Culture Studies
• Literary Studies
• Religious Studies
• Performance Art
o Spoken Word Poetry
o Independent Films
o Dramatizations

The Symposium Committee invites all those interested to submit 250-500 word
abstracts for panels, individual papers, workshops, and performances no
later than January 13, 2008. Please also submit a biography of no more
than 100 words, along with your contact information, especially your email
address, and a list of any audio and/or visual equipment necessary for
presentation. Submissions may be made electronically to Kendra Unruh at or to Heidi Freeman at 100 University Street, Beering
Hall of Liberal Arts and Education, Room 1289, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
All letters must be postmarked no later than January 13, 2008.

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