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The Southern American Studies Association is the largest, and one of the most respected regional chapters of the American Studies Association (U.S.A.). SASA, with a mailing list of over 700 and an active membership of 500, presents new developments and findings in American Studies scholarship, identified and defines areas of debate about the nature of American culture and its study, and conducts cultural and historical programs on the South and its communities. American Studies specifies an interdisciplinary investigation of American culture in order to better understand the institutional patterns, beliefs, and values of America’s pluralistic society.
Whoa!, another A.S.A. is almost upon us, and this one’ll include the Southern American Studies Association’s reception / cash bar that Friday. It’ll be a five-minute walk from the hotel, at the Blaguard, as in http://www.blaguarddc.com/. For more info on SASA, please visit—and Like—us on Facebook, plus check us out at http://www.southernamericanstudiesassociation.org And at this month’s Reception / Cash Bar in D.C.! Looking forward,—D.M.
This just in from our president, Prof. Christine Skwiot of Georgia State University (who, yes, hosted, that fine biennial conference back in ‘011!). . .
It’s official. SASA 2015 will take place February 19-22, 2015 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta. So save the date! I have no doubt that you’ll be hearing more about SASA 2015 from Rebecca Hill, our fabulous host, and her amazing team of local organizers.
It’s a pleasure to share this good news from Prof. Molly McGehee of Presbyterian College, chair of the Southern American Studies Association’s Critoph Prize competition. Since 2001, this award has honored the best paper by a graduate student at our biennial SASA conference (and there’s a list of recent recipients at the “Critoph Prizes” button within our website, southernamericanstudiesassociation.org : )
Hi, everyone. Scott Peeples and I’ve worked up a fuller, more detailed schedule for the Charleston conference, and we’ll be able to post it in a day or two at SASA’s website, southernamericanstudiesassociation.org.
Meanwhile, this note about our e-mail listserv: a few minutes ago I posted a note along these same lines, there, and was able to attach a pdf of this more detailed schedule, so here’s a thought:
if you’re not already on that listserv, you know
you want to be!, so please send a quick e-mail
to that effect to my predecessor as SASA prez,
Eric Gary Anderson, at eandersd at gmu.edu.
Safe travels, everyone —D.M.
Hi there, fellow SASA folks, and won’t it be great to get to Charleston! On that note, two notes:
If you haven’t yet registered you know who you
are, so do go ahead, Please + Thank You.
If you’re a grad student who is on the Charleston
program, you’ve been patiently awaiting word
on those first-ever MINI-TRAVEL-GRANTS for grad
students on the program, so here we go:
Through the generosity of our membership, we’ve received enough contributions to fund up to seven mini-travel-grants of $150 each; each one we award will be in the form of a check you’d pick up when you show up at the registration table, and meanwhile here’s the way to apply:
Send an e-mail to our Secretary-Treasurer,
Prof. Lynne Adrian, at “ladrian [at] tenhoor.as.ua.edu,”
with “MINI-TRAVEL-GRANT” in your subject line And
with this crucial info in your message: title of your
paper And title of session on which it’ll appear.
In this first year of even having these mini-grants,
we’re filling requests from grad students who
are on the program in the order in which our
hard-working Secretary-Treasurer receives them,
via that e-mail address above.
Simply as a reminder, info about the sessions is in the Basic Schedule that’s on view at SASA’s new-in-2012 website, southernamericanstudiesassociation.org, and via a post or two at our Facebook page. Keep an eye out, next week, for more detailed version, even including names of panel chairs!
Looking forward, everybody,
p.s. if, repeat if you’re not yet on SASA’s e-mail listserve but would like to be, and who could blame you!, please e-mail either me Or my immediate predecessor as SASA prez, Eric Gary Anderson, at “eandersd [at] gmu.edu”