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Mar. 1 | 2015 Franklin Prize
Nominations for 2015 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize for the best-published book in American Studies due
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Nominations for 2015 Lora Romero Publication Prize for the best-published first book in American Studies due.
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The theme of the 2015 annual meeting is The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance.
The American Studies Association invites members to advertise possible sessions for the 2015 annual meeting to be held October 8-11, 2015, Toronto, Canada. Interested members are invited to examine these abstracts and contact the authors to construct session proposals for the 2015 Annual Meeting.
These proposed abstracts are an excellent way for both established scholars working in new fields and graduate students seeking panel members to find and network with interested colleagues.
Proposed topics should include a tentative session title, 200-word description, and proposer’s contact information. Indicate your due date for receiving an abstract or paper. A staff member will review your submission for missing information prior to posting.
After the suggested topics have been published, individuals can send abstracts or papers to the session organizer who will then be responsible for accepting papers, finding a chair and commentator, and submitting the session for consideration to the Program Committee. In the recent past, the odds of acceptance of a pre-packaged session have been much higher than for acceptance of individual papers, which not only need to pass the test of excellence but also must fit with other individual papers to form a panel with internal coherence.
Pre-proposal networking circumvents this problem.
The session abstracts are posted on the ASA website as a service to the association’s members who are developing panel proposals for the annual meeting. But this does not imply endorsement of the proposals by the 2015 ASA Program Committee. In fact, the Program Committee will not have seen the abstracts prior to their publication.
If you do plan to post a topic abstract please be aware of your responsibility to inform each person who may submit an abstract or paper directly to you, in a timely and collegial manner, whether or not you intend to include his or her abstract in your proposal. This is important because each person is allowed to make and/or be listed as a participant on only one submission.
Submit your topic abstract (“work in progress”) using our topics submission form Please limit your topic abstract to a maximum of 200 words.
Submit your final proposal using our proposal submission form. The ASA submission site will open on December 1, 2014 and should be used only for the submission of final proposal. The final deadline for actual session proposals will be February 1, 2015.
All proposal submitters must be current ASA members (or an affiliated international American studies association) at the time of submission. Each panel submission should also include a second current ASA member (in addition the panel organizer) at the time of submission.
All other panelists, including chairs and commentators, must become current individual members of the ASA (or an affiliated international American studies association). All participants must buy *both* a membership and a registration in order to be properly registered for the conference.
The Rise of Identity Politics
As co-chair of the Politics and Policy Caucus for the American Studies Association, I am looking to organize a panel exploring the roots of identity politics and the impact identity politics have on modern campaigns. As economic models predicting election results become increasingly unreliable, new questions have emerged regarding the variation between economic outlooks among racial and ethnic groups. Still others contend that value and identity politics have replaced economic interests as the key source of mobilizing American voters. Though social scientists can measure outcomes in countless ways, cultural studies can provide insight into the power of this shift among the American electorate. Any and all topics related to the questions noted here are welcome. Please send abstracts by January 5th to Angie Maxwell (firstname.lastname@example.org).