CFP for California American Studies Association Annual Meeting

California American Studies Association
2015 Annual Meeting
California State University, Fullerton
April 24-25, 2015
The Program Committee for the California American Studies Association invites proposals for presentations to the 2015 Annual Meeting, to be held Friday and Saturday, April 24th and 25th, on the campus of Cal State Fullerton.
Proposals for individual papers, conference panels (usually 3 papers, a commentator and a chair), roundtables (4-5 participants maximum), and other special sessions (such as films or performances) are welcome.  Rather than announce a specific theme, the program committee invites panels and individual papers addressing all major aspects of the critical study of U.S. cultures.  Submissions do not necessarily need to focus on California.  Possible topics include but are not limited to images of California in American culture;  California and the world; regional identities;  protest culture;  carceral studies; borderland and diasporic communities; religion; race and ethnicity;  gender and sexuality; childhood and youth studies; material culture;  ecological or environmental concerns; forms of oral or public history;  the globalization of U.S. popular culture;  “keywords” in American Studies; the state of American Studies as a discipline or pedagogical practice. 
CASA also encourages proposals that highlight American Studies teaching, collaboration, and/or public engagement in K-12 and university classrooms, community settings, and other areas.  Proposals should include the organizer's name, contact information (including email), and a session title; a 250 word abstract for EACH paper or proposed contribution (and a session abstract if a panel is being proposed); and a brief (1-2 page) CV for EACH participant.  These materials should be submitted electronically, as attachments (PDF preferred),no later than January 15, 2015 to:  Inquiries may be directed to Adam Golub, CASA Program Committee Chair,
Since it was founded in 1981, CASA has always been an open, inclusive regional organization devoted to promoting the field of American Studies, particularly in California. Our annual conference regularly welcomes undergraduate and graduate students, K-12 educators, college and university faculty, and community members. Conference presenters and attendees pay a registration fee, but no professional membership is required to participate in CASA.