Cultural Studies and Literature Division, CSA (US) Annual Conference (Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Ma

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The Cultural Studies and Literature Division is inviting proposals for complete panels for the CSA (US) Annual Conference, which will be held at Columbia College, Chicago, IL March 24-26, 2011. We welcome all panels that take the conference topic ("New Directions in Cultural Studies") as an occasion to generate innovative analyses of the methodological and theoretical relationship between cultural and literary studies. In particular, we are interested in panels that interrogate the relationship between cultural and literary studies as it presents itself in the current social, economic, political, intellectual and disciplinary climate, as well as in relation to new information/communication technologies and infrastructures.

Those interested in proposing a Division-sponsored panel should submit the following by September 12 to the Division Co-Chairs (Helen Kapstein [] and Mathias Nilges []): title of panel and brief description of its general aim; contact information, brief CV, paper title and 250-word abstract for each panelist; requests for audio-visual equipment. All conference sessions will be 105 minutes in length. Individual panels should allow for 3-4 presenters and should allot 30-45 minutes for questions and discussion. Additional information about the CSA and its Annual Conference can be found at: