Call for Papers: "Imagery Across Time: Using Pop Culture Imagery of Native Americans in the Classroom" June 3-6, 2012

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Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
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I am putting together a panel proposal for the 4th annual NAISA conference (June 3-6, 2012), which will take place at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.

I'm looking for 2 or 3 people to participate in panel by giving presentations examining imagery of Native Americans in popular culture platforms: film, music, art, literature, material culture, advertising, or anything else you can think of that is part of American pop culture. It doesn't have to be modern – 18th, 19th, or 20th century is fine.

You can focus on one particular example (a film, or a book), or a range of examples that demonstrate change – or its lack – across time.

Using your examples and my own, I'll create a pedagogical presentation to wrap up the panel focusing on how we can help our students interpret what those images tell us about Native American and U.S. culture and history across time.

Graduate students are welcome to submit abstracts – you don't need to have used this imagery in a classroom yourself to participate in this panel.

Any academic discipline is welcome! Approach does not need to be historical!

Presentations should be 15-20 minutes long, depending on the final number of panel members. Please send the following materials:
o Name: As you wish it to appear in the Program
o Institutional Affiliation (if relevant): Department/Program AND University/College
o Paper Title LIMIT 100 spaces
o Abstract LIMIT 250 words

to Deena Parmelee, Ph.D. at drparmelee@comcast.net by October 22nd , 2011 (which will leave me a week to prepare everything to go to NAISA).

Please be advised that NAISA is not allowing anyone to participate in more than one panel, so if you are putting together a panel of your own, or plan to be part of another, please do not submit an abstract for this panel.