2014 ASAT Conference: Rethinking, Reimagining, and Reflecting American Studies in the 21st Century

Country: USA

City: Texas

Abstr. due: 01.09.2014

Dates: 13.11.14 — 15.11.14

Organizing comittee e-mail: asat@shsu.edu

Organizers: Sam Houston State University


Possible questions to consider: 

  • How has American Identity shaped or been shaped by concepts of American Individualism?
  • How has the conflicted political past/present reshaped American Identity?
  • How has our own art and music reflected the American Ideal?  Are there such things as uniquely American food, music, art, culture?
  • Has the embracing of multicultural elements in society reflected or deflected our understanding of what it is to be American?
  • How is multiculturalism reflected in current American culture?

We welcome a broad view of the topic that considers historical and contemporary concepts. In keeping with the theme, consider presentations that

  • Celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of American Studies and the complex interconnections of theory and research.
  • Allow us to take stock of our own memories of where we came from and the paths we have crossed, or negotiated, to get where we are now.
  • Reveal the human aspects of our work in ways that intersect with other fields.

Conference Web-Site: http://www.asatexas.org/conferences.html