CFP: [American] "ASSEMBLING CALIFORNIA CULTURES" California American Studies Association Conference, April 27, 2008

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Hellen Lee-Keller
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leekeller@csus.edu

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "ASSEMBLING CALIFORNIA CULTURES"

California American Studies Association Conference, April 27, 2008
Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, California

REMINDER for ASA members in California:

The California American Studies Association (CASA) invites proposals for
its upcoming conference. Part of an effort to revive our Association,
which has not held a conference since 2003, this conference draws its
theme from the title of John McPhee's Assembling California and will
emphasize interdisciplinary approaches to California's cultural landscape—
past, present, and future. Special attention will be given to proposals
that consider California as the nexus for study on a wide range of topics
including but not limited to immigration, ethnicity, borderlands, imagined
space, ecology and the built environment. Proposals reflecting
multidisciplinary and collaborative inquiry into local, regional,
transnational, and global issues are welcomed from community scholars,
faculty, artists, activists, and students at all levels of study, from
within California and other regions. CASA encourages panels that focus on
how activists participate in "assembling" and "reassembling" California,
especially mixed panels of scholars and activists that encourage dialogue
and explicitly connect theory and praxis. In addition, at least one panel
will be dedicated to undergraduates and one panel to secondary school
educators.

In the spirit of CASA's mission to promote collegial dialogue, disseminate
current research, and stimulate further study, we invite submissions in
all relevant fields, particularly but not restricted to the following
themes (or any combination of them):

*Global, pacific, and transnational perspectives on California
*Narratives of California
*Ethnicity and race
*Scholar activism and/or public intellectuals
*Sexuality and gender
*Peace, non-violence, and anti-war movements
*Labor and working class cultures in California
*Immigration
*Marginalized voices in California Cultures
*Comparative colonialism
*Social ecology *Human geography
*Early and contemporary historical periods

In addition to the fields and disciplines that are often the constituency
of American Studies programs, approaches to the theme may include but are
not limited to

*Visual arts
*Music
*Dance
*Performance

Deadline is Dec. 15 2007:

Email proposals to jspady_at_soka.edu or upload proposals directly to the
conference website at:
http://www.casaconference2008.org/fileuploadtool.php

Submission Guidelines

Individual submissions should include the following in a single text
document:
* a cover page with name, address, phone number and e-mail address
* a brief abstract (250 word limit)
* a brief CV

Panel submissions should include the following in a single text document:

* a cover page with each proposed panel member's name, address, phone
number and e-mail address
* a general statement of the rationale for the panel
* a brief abstract (250 word limit)
* a brief CV for each proposed panel member

The California American Studies Association, founded in 1982, is a chapter
of the American Studies Association.

For more information, please contact:

James O'Neil Spady
"Assembling California Cultures"
www.CASAconference2008.org
Assistant Professor of American History Ikeda Hall 426 Soka University
of America Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Ph: 949.480.4054
Fx: 949.480.4261

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