Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00am

The Program Committee for the California American Studies Association invites proposals for our annual meeting, to be held Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, 2019, at San Diego State University.

This year’s theme is Localisms, Regionalisms, Nationalisms, Internationalisms. We also welcome panels and individual papers addressing all major aspects of the critical study of American cultures.

Proposals for individual papers, conference panels, roundtables, field trips, and other special sessions are invited. All members of the American Studies Association who reside in California are automatically members of the California American Studies Association, but ASA membership is not a prerequisite for CASA. Since it was founded in 1981, CASA has been an open, inclusive, regional organization devoted to promoting the field of American Studies, particularly in California. Our annual conference welcomes undergraduate and graduate students, K-12 educators, college and university faculty, and community members.

Individual proposals should include name and contact information (including email), paper title, an abstract of approximately 250 words, and a brief c.v. or biographical statement. Panel proposals should include the organizer’s name and contact information, each presenter’s name and contact information, an abstract for the overall panel, abstract for each paper proposed, and c.v. for each participant.  Please submit materials no later than January 18, 2019 to

Inquiries may be directed to Edward Blum at

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