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CFP: British Association of American Studies 52nd Annual Conference (UK) (10/31/06; 4/19/07-4/22/07
full name / name of organization:
Halliwell, Professor M.R.
British Association for American StudiesAnnual Conference 2007
The BAAS Annual Conference for the year 2007 will be hosted by the Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester, from 19-22 April 2007.
2007 marks the tenth birthday of the Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester so we are particularly pleased to host the conference this year. It also promises to be a very interesting year for reflecting on American history and culture given that it will be 400 years after the founding of Jamestown, Virginia and 50 years since Little Rock and Sputnik.
There is no overarching theme for the conference and we would encourage papers across as wide a range of disciplines as possible, on any American Studies topic broadly defined. At the 2007 conference we would like to showcase Leicester as one of the most diverse and multicultural of cities in the United Kingdom by inviting papers that deal with ethnicity and/or cultural diversity. We would, though, encourage panel proposals on any theme, roundtable discussions, and innovative ideas for sessions that we might incorporate into the schedule.
Proposals for 20-minute papers should be a maximum of 250 words with a provisional title. These will be arranged into panel groups. Panel proposals and roundtable discussions by two or more people, sharing a common theme, are also invited. We would like to include papers across the spectrum of higher education: from postgraduates to senior scholars.
Proposals for BAAS 2007 at the University of Leicester should be submitted by 31 October 2006, preferably by email attachment, to:
Dr George Lewis
Any other comments or suggestions about BAAS 2007 are also welcome to:
Professor Martin Halliwell