CFP: Transdisciplinarity and American Studies (Turkey) (2/20/06; 5/25/06-5/28/06)

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joshua parker
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CFP: Transdisciplinarity and American Studies (Turkey)(5/25-28/2006)

American Culture and Literature
English Language and Literature
Fatih University
Istanbul, Turkey
will host an international Humanities conference
Building Bridges--Crossing Borders: Transdisciplinarity
American Studies

Keynote speakers: Bernard Mergen, Susan Curtis, and Guenter Lenz

American Studies as a discipline has surely moved beyond the borders (both
political and cultural) of the United States, going on to become more of a
method than a discipline, with a strong interdisciplinary and
multidisciplinary emphasis – with the intention, in part, to distance itself
from the specter of American exceptionalism, but also to speak with greater
force and relevance to an increasingly pluralistic classroom within. How
this new curriculum and (interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary) approach can -
and whether it should - be adopted by American Studies departments without
the United States and transdisciplinarity as a theory of knowledge and
pedagogy that is between, across, and beyond the disciplines will be the
centerpiece of the conference.
The objective is a search for common ground in American Studies on more
neutral ground.

Proposed papers, panels or presentations on American literature and culture
(in a global context) may be submitted to:
Dr. Clyde R. Forsberg Jr.
Conference Organizer
Dr. Joshua Parker

Deadline 2/20/2006
(One page abstract & brief CV)

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