Australia & New Zealand American Studies Association Grad/Postgrad Conference-July 6-8 2016

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Call for Papers
May 10, 2016
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, World History / Studies

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, in conjunction with the Australia & New Zealand American Studies Association, will be holding a three-day conference for graduate students, postgraduates, and early career researchers (broadly defined) at the U.S. Studies Centre, University of Sydney, July 6-8 2016.

The conference will be organized around keynote addresses and a roundtable discussion of papers presented by participants, with these papers being circulated three weeks in advance of the event. Papers are welcomed on all topics relating to the study of the United States, broadly construed, including history, politics, literature, media, and culture. Each participant will be invited to discuss their paper for 10 minutes, with a group discussion to follow. All papers will also be allocated to an academic reader, including the keynote speakers, for further feedback. There will be a special academic professionalization event devoted to the global academic job market, postdoctoral fellowships around the world, and the nuts and bolts of academic career preparation.


Accommodation at the University of Sydney will be provided free of charge to all participants travelling from outside Sydney. There will also be three or four travel scholarships providing full reimbursement of travel expenses from within Australia, New Zealand, or the South Pacific awarded at the conclusion of the event to the best papers delivered at the conference. In addition, a selection of the best papers will be published in a special issue of ANZASA’s Australasian Journal of American Studies.

Keynote Speakers include:

Professor Leigh Anne Duck, University of Mississippi

Professor Paul Kramer, Vanderbilt University


Please submit a paper proposal to by May 10, 2016.  Full papers between 4,000 and 8,000 words are due no later than June 20, 2016.


Conference Organizing Committee:

Dr. Thomas Adams

Dr. Sarah Gleason-White

Dr. Sarah Graham

Professor Brendon O’Connor.