UPDATE: [American] Deadline Extended/Eugenics in American History and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Mar
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UPDATE: Deadline has been extended to 1/28.

CFP: Eugenics in American History and Culture (1/28; ALA 5/22-25)
The Society for the Study of Mixed Race invites paper submissions on all
aspects of eugenics in American history and culture for a panel to take
place at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (details
below). Widely influential in early 20th century America, eugenic thought
informed anti-miscegenation laws, anti-immigration movements,
intelligence theories, etc. Witnessing Nazi atrocities ostensibly stemmed
the eugenic tide in the U.S., but recent scholarship suggests eugenics,
in the forms of discriminatory birth control practices and technologies
introduced by the science of human genetics (cloning, screening,
engineering), remains a powerful current in contemporary American
culture. Papers addressing such postwar and contemporary manifestations
of eugenic thought and/or eugenic treatments of race mixing are
especially welcome.
Please email a short proposal to mar.christina_at_gmail.com by January 28,
Conference Information:
The American Literature Association's 19th annual conference will meet at
the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 22-25, 2008
(Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). The deadline for all
proposals is January 30, 2008. For further information, please consult
the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org or contact the conference
director, Professor Maria Karafilis of California State University, Los
Angeles at mkarafi_at_calstatela.edu with specific questions.

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