CFP: Transnational Regionalisms (12/15/05; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

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Holt, Kerin
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Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association; Oakland, California; October 12-15, 2006: "The United States from Inside and Out: Transnational American Studies."

Panel: Transnational Regionalisms (12/15/05; ASA, 10/12/06 – 10/15/06)

As American Studies situates the concept of the nation in transnational contexts, what happens to the category of the region? This panel invites submissions that examine the intranational and international dimensions of regions in the Americas from a wide range of literary, historical, and cultural perspectives. Possible questions may include the following. How do regions function as mediating spaces between national and transnational communities? How do theories of space complicate our understandings of regions and nations? As places of migration and displacement, in what ways are regions diasporic or cosmopolitan? Does the region function as an enabling category that makes local cultural and artistic practices accessible to a global community? Or in what ways might regions limit or essentialize these same practices?

Please send a 250-word paper proposal and your CV to Keri Holt (
by December 15, 2005.

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