CFP: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies

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Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
April 18, 2015
“Partitions and/of Empire”
Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California
Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015

“Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders” is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies. This year’s conference theme, “Partitions and/of Empire,” focuses on the divisions that produce and maintain the spaces of the nation-state in the age of globalization. We are interested in how apparatuses of partitioning establish, support, and sustain imperial logics through the normalization and ordering of communities, subjectivities, cultures, knowledge production, and – at its most extreme – the recognizability of life. We seek papers concerned with the effects of partitions on the histories, movements, and cultural exchanges of peoples and nations in the age of globalization.

Please see our full CFP at http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/60723 and visit us at facebook.com/ShiftingBorders. 

To submit a paper proposal, send a 250-word abstract to shiftingborders@gmail.com. To submit a panel proposal, include the names and email addresses of three participants, their individual paper abstracts, and a 150-word abstract uniting them.