CFP: The American Environment, Within and Without (grad) (6/30/06; 9/28/06-9/29/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Onion
contact email: 

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for
its upcoming graduate conference, "The American Environment: Within and Without," to be held in
Austin on September 28-29, 2006.

"Environment" is a term which invites myriad interpretations in varied contexts. Our conference
theme urges participants to explore the American environment both inside and across these
different contexts. We encourage the consideration of all types of environments, including the
musical, literary, religious, political, psychological, natural, built, social, and transnational,
and those which merge or transcend these types.

As interdisciplinary work is at the core of American Studies, we encourage different
methodological approaches and invite submissions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives,
including but not limited to: African and African American Studies, American Studies, American
Indian Studies, Anthropology, Architecture and Urban Planning, Art and Art History, Asian and
Asian American Studies, Botany, Chicana/o Studies, Communication Studies, Education, English,
Environmental Studies, History, Geography, Government, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Law,
Mexican American Studies, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Affairs, Queer Studies,
Radio-Television-Film, Religious Studies, Rhetoric, Sociology, Women's Studies, and Zoology.

Please propose individual papers only (single papers with multiple authors are fine). If
accepted, individual papers will be organized into panels. All panels will have moderators. To
help offset the costs of the conference, there will be a $10 registration fee required for each
individual selected to participate in the conference.

To propose a paper, please submit a cover page with your name, contact information (mailing
address, phone number, and email) for both summer and fall, and a roughly 100-word bio for
publication in the conference program; a one-page abstract of the paper; and a detailed request
for audiovisual equipment.

All submissions are due June 30, 2006. Student paper presentations will be on September 29, 2006.

The conference committee prefers the submission of conference materials in the body of an email or
as an attachment in Word, text, or PDF documents, sent to If email submission
is impossible, you may submit materials via USPS or UT Campus Mail to:

2006 Graduate Conference
c/o Onion and Powell
Department of American Studies
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station - B7100
Austin, TX 78712-7100

If you have any questions, please contact the conference co-chairs, Rebecca Onion and Lisa Powell,

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