UPDATE: Battleground States: Scholarship in Times of Crisis (grad) (2/15/06; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Franklin
contact email: 

The deadline submission date has changed to February 15, 2006.

Grounded in the rich tradition of multi- and transdisciplinary
dialogues that are the hallmark of both American and Cultural
Studies, this conference will draw from and include a range of
academic and activist concerns, methodologies and voices. The
Battleground States Conference will critically engage current
battlegrounds and crises. In particular, we are interested in
presentations that map the terrains of battlegrounds such as:
• Bodies and Subjectivity
• Refugees, Asylees, and Detainees
• Health Care
• Public Media
• Education, Standardization, and Academic Freedom
• Memory and National Identity
• Religion/Religious Identities in Secular/Public Spaces
We are also interested in bringing together scholars and
activists whose work reflects on and critically engages with
moments of and responses to crisis. Topics might include:
• Media and Race in Hurricane Katrina
• Technology, Journalism, and New Media
• Institutional Responses to Crisis
We are interested in drawing together scholars from all fields
of inquiry and are committed to fostering a space in which
academic voices can actively engage and foster social and
political activism.
This conference invites proposals for conference presentations
by scholars, policymakers, practitioners, artists, filmmakers,
activists, and other professionals whose work engages the
borders and battles facing the world today. We invite
proposals from traditional academic disciplines—such as
history, English, sociology—and their related interdisciplines—
such as American studies, cultural studies, comparative ethnic
studies, women's studies.
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Ann Larabee
Associate Chair, Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Associate Professor, American Thought and Language
Michigan State University
Areas of interest: Disaster Studies; Cultural Impacts of
Technology; Cultural Theory; Feminism and Technology; History
of Terrorism

Keynote Panelists:

Dr. Sherry Linkon

Professor, English
Coordinator, American Studies
Youngstown State University
Areas of interest: Working-Class Studies; Scholarship of
Teaching & Learning; Teaching & Learning with Technology;
Nineteenth-century American Literature & Culture

Dr. John Russo

Coordinator, Labor Studies Program
Director, Center for Working-Class Studies
Youngstown State University
Areas of interest: Labor and Social Issues; Labor Unions;
Representations of the Working-Class in Popular Culture;
Automobile assembly plants in Mexico and the US

To be considered as a presenter, please send a presentation
proposal, not to exceed 500 words. To propose a panel, please
submit a session proposal describing the panel topic, not to
exceed 500 words. We will accept proposals by regular mail and
email (include abstract in both message body as well as an
attachment) to the following:
Mail: Attn: Adam Franklin
101 East Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Email: acsconf_at_bgnet.bgsu.edu
Please direct any and all questions to Adam Franklin via email
at acsconf_at_bgnet.bgsu.edu or by phone at (419)372-0509. You can
also find additional information on our conference webpage:

Paper Proposals - due by February 15th 2006—should include the
following information:
• Name
• Institutional Affiliation (if applicable)
• Mailing Address (including zip code)
• Phone Number
• Email address
• Title for the proposed presentation
• Abstract
• A-V equipment needs, if any
• Special needs, if any

Panel Proposals – due February 15th 2006 - should include the
above information for all proposed participants.

Important Information
- To preserve time for discussion, ACS limits all presentations
to 15 minutes
- Notification of proposal status will be sent around January
- You may read more than one paper at the conference; however,
each paper must be submitted separately
- To promote discussion, all papers must be read by their
authors; persons not in attendance may not have papers read
by colleagues.
- ACS does not sponsor or fund travel or underwrite participant

Please see original posting for the complete call for papers.

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Received on Mon Jan 16 2006 - 14:39:20 EST