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[UPDATE] NEASA Conference: Pre-conference Blogging
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New England American Studies Association
As the current president of the New England American Studies Association (www.neasa.org) , I’m very excited to highlight a new addition to both our scholarly conversations and the build-up to our annual conference, which this year will be held at Plimoth Plantation on November 4-5 and will focus on “American Mythologies: Creating, Re-creating, and Resisting National Narratives.” Over the next few months (see the schedule of topics below) we will be hosting a pre-conference blog, located at http://neasaconference.blogspot.com; each week presenters from a particular panel (or in some cases two related panels) will be posting some thoughts about their potential papers and/or parallel interests and ideas, and fellow panelists and other presenters (and any other interested readers!) will be invited to comment and respond.
I’m writing both to invite you to check out and take part in the blog over these months and to ask you to publicize it to students, colleagues, peers, listservs, organizations, and anybody/everybody else you think might be interested. Besides being a great chance to see the strength of our conference program and hopefully get enthused about joining us in Plimoth (the Attendee registration rate is only $20, and includes full access to Plimoth on both days!), we also hope these will just be interesting and meaningful American Studies discussions, and the more folks take part, the more that’ll be the case.
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like any further info, and thanks very much for reading,
Week of July 25: War
Ben Railton, PhD
Associate Professor of English
Advisor, American Writers Museum