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“The Fun and the Fury: New Dialectics of Pleasure and Pain In the Post-American Century, November 6-9, 2014: Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, CA
Published on September 18, 2014 by ASASTAFF.
The Nominating Committee is preparing a ballot for the 2015 annual ASA elections. Members of the American Studies Association are invited to submit recommendations for elected positions. Letters suggesting or recommending a candidate should relate the member’s experience to the association’s work and his or her vitae.
The following positions will appear on the 2015 election ballot: president-elect, councilor (4 positions), and nominating committee member (2 positions).
Please submit your recommendations no later than October 1, 2014, to the Nominating Committee:
The final slate must provide representation of the diversity of the Association’s membership. Those nominated must be current members of ASA in order to serve. All persons elected serve three-year terms and will take office on July 1, 2015.
Nominations may also be made by petitions carrying in each case the signatures of at least twenty-five members of the association in good standing and indicating in each case the particular vacancy for which the nomination is intended. The Chair of the Nominating Committee must receive nominations by petition no later than October 1st. The Chair shall ascertain that all candidates nominated by the committee or by petition have consented to stand for election.
Published on September 18, 2014 by ASASTAFF.
November 14 to 15 2014
University of Delaware
Survivor Objects considers the meanings of material objects that have been tempered by trauma. By bearing historical witness, such objects can come to hold a privileged place in cultural memory and, as a result, play a powerful role for present-day communities. The symposium features faculty, graduate students, curators, and conservation specialists from across the country.
Please join us for the ASA Committee on Departments, Programs, and Centers annual networking breakfast for American Studies department chairs and program directors at this year’s annual meeting in Los Angeles. The breakfast will be held on Friday morning, November 7, from 7:30 to 8:30 am in the Los Feliz Room, located on the main level of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. For reservations, click here
Fourteen years ago, the Students Committee initiated a Roommate Connection Service for graduate students attending the annual ASA conference. The Committee will continue to offer this service for students attending the Los Angeles, CA conference. Rather than having to post your request for a roommate to a list, the Students Committee will act as a clearinghouse for students looking to share space.
Any student (or faculty) seeking a roommate need only send a message to the Students Committee. The Committee will, in turn, forward your message on to any other student(s) that seem to be a “match.” You will handle all the arrangements from there.
This service is available to all graduate students attending the ASA Conference. Please note that by submitting a request to the Roommate Connection Service, you give us permission to forward the entire contents of your message to other students seeking roommates. If the roommate connection works out, please RSVP back to the Students Committee so we can take your name off of our list.
-Your e-mail address
-The dates you will be staying in Los Angeles, CA
-Whether you HAVE or NEED a hotel room (with location, price, etc. if you already have one)
-Any preferences for lodging
-Any preferences for roommate (e.g., gender, smoking, gay/lesbian friendly)
Please submit your requests no later than October 26, 2014.
We cannot promise to find everyone a roommate, but we will do our very best!
Gentle reminder to our friends far and wide: deadline for submitting proposals to be part of SASA’s next big biennial conference—next February 19-22 in midtown Atlanta—is around the corner, as in Friday, September 12! Our website, http://www.southernamericanstudiesassociation.org, has info about our focus, ‘RECONSTRUCTION—1865—1965—2015,’ plus plenty of ideas for topics. Here, in the spirit of lagniappe, is another: Sister Rosetta Tharp would’ve turned 100 next March(!), R.I.P., so get those thinking caps on and get those proposals on their way! Looking forward, Dennis Moore, recovering SASA prez, on behalf of our current president, Professor Krystyn Moon
The American Studies Association (ASA) and the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS), with support from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUFSC), are pleased to announce a competition open to ASA members (U.S. citizens). We plan to select two ASA delegates (pending funding) for participation in the annual JAAS conference to be held at International Christian University in Tokyo from May-June 2015. We invite proposals for papers to be presented at the JAAS conference and for the two-day pro-seminars in Japan. The award covers round trip airfare to Japan, housing, and modest daily expenses.