Call for Panelists for the American Studies Association: â€œPractices of
Citizenship, Sustainability and Belonging." November 5-9, 2009
Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture
This proposed panel will analyze when and how visual culture has
contributed to changes in and access to American citizenship, both formal
and cultural. We are looking for papers that theorize the relationship
between visuality and citizenship from within specific historical contexts.
What role has visual culture played creating feelings and structures of
cultural belonging? When and how have visual texts helped to document and
resist the exclusionary borders placed around American citizenship?