CRITICAL JUNCTURES: America and its Crises April 2nd, 2011

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Chesapeake American Studies Association
CRITICAL JUNCTURES: America and its Crises
April 2nd, 2011
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

The 2011 meeting of the Chesapeake area chapter of the American Studies Association (CHASA) will be hosted by the Cultural Studies doctoral program at George Mason University, Fairfax VA, Saturday April 2nd, 2011.
Keynote speakers: TBA

Theme: CRITICAL JUNCTURES: America and its Crises

America is currently suffering through a severe economic recession, accompanied by political and cultural turmoil of all kinds. But pandemic crises of this sort are not rare in the history of the republic. CHASA is now inviting proposals for papers and panels from any disciplinary perspective that will address any of the cultural, social, political and economic aspects of such critical moments in America, contemporary or historical.

Please send 150 word individual paper proposals and a brief bio as MS Word attachments to

Proposals for panels will be accepted and should be 1 page maximum. We welcome a range of panel formats, but all panels should fit within a 75-minute time frame with at least 15 minutes dedicated to audience discussion.

Graduate students are especially encouraged to attend and present papers and a prize will be given to the best student paper given at the conference.

The deadline for proposals is January 14th, 2011.

George Mason University is located in Fairfax Virginia, approximately 15 miles from downtown Washington DC. For details, please visit