CFP: Crossing America's Internal Borders (Korea) (3/24/06; 10/27/06-10/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
jhroe_at_sogang.ac.kr
contact email: 
jhroe@sogang.ac.kr

CALL=20
FOR PAPERS

Crossing=20

America
=A1=AFs=20
Internal Borders:=20

The=20
41st Annual International Conference of the American Studies Association of=
=20

Korea
=20
(ASAK), Oct. 27-28, 2006 in=20
Seoul

 

 

U.S.=20
imperialism has been the object of study and criticism by scholars of many=
=20
disciplines and, especially since the start of the Iraqi war, U.S. imperial=
ism=20
and militarism have been examined and severely criticized by scholars and=
=20
activists both inside and outside the U.S. Alongside this scrutiny of U.S.=
=20
imperialism, recent trends in American Studies or, all across the board in =
the=20
Humanities and Social Sciences, have reflected various ways in which the=20
intersection of gender, race and class have changed the way we view the U.S=
.=20
both synchronically and diachronically.=20

 

The=20
2006 ASAK conference committee seeks to shift the current scholarly concern=
s to=20
the =A1=B0internal borders=A1=B1 within the=20
U.S.
=20
The catastrophic events brought on by Hurricane Katrina have exposed and la=
y=20
bare in the eyes of the world not only the actual material consequences of=
=20
racial and class divides in the U.S. but also of the complex workings of ot=
her=20
less visible internal borders within the U.S. Some of the questions that mi=
ght=20
be raised may be: Do regional differences still exist in the=20

U.S.
?=20
How are the questions of race and class interrelated with economic and regi=
onal=20
divides? How has the traditional notion of =A1=B0class=A1=B1 changed in ter=
ms of everyday=20
life of Americans? How is the regional or geographical divide related to is=
sues=20
of race and gender?=20

 

The=20
committee invites papers from all disciplines and in the spirit of the trad=
ition=20
of past ASAK conferences, welcomes new, innovative interdisciplinary approa=
ches,=20
but this year, the committee would like to especially encourage papers from=
=20
various disciplines in the Social Sciences and from scholars with diverse=
=20
background and training. The conference committee hopes to foster a product=
ive=20
and rewarding dialogue among the scholars of the Humanities and the Social=
=20
Sciences, carefully seeking to go beyond the discursive realm and find=20
possibilities of intervening in the social processes. Rather than viewing t=
he=20

U.S.
=20
as a monolithic superpower, locating the real or imagined =A1=B0third world=
s=A1=B1 within=20
the=20
U.S.
=20
may transform the way we imagine the future world.=20

Please=20
submit a one-page proposal and your curriculum vitae by=20
March=20
24, 2006
=20
to:

 

Shin-wha=20
Lee (swlee_at_korea.ac.kr)

Department=20
of Political Science and International Relations

Korea
=20

University
=20

Seoul
,=20

Korea

 

Or=20

 

Jee=20
H. An (
jan_at_snu.ac.kr
)

Department=20
of English

Seoul
=20

National
=20

University

Seoul
,=20

Korea

 

The=20
conference committee will respond by April 30, 2006, by email. ASAK will pr=
ovide=20
expenses for local transportation and room and board for all participants f=
rom=20
overseas.

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