Ninth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS), Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 2016

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Call for Papers
December 14, 2015
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Literature, Political Science, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Ninth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS)
Gothenburg, September 30 – October 1, 2016

Call for Panels

The Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) will hold its 9th conference in Gothenburg on September 30 – October 1, 2016. For this occasion, we invite all scholars working in the interdisciplinary field of American Studies to submit proposals for panels. We welcome submissions from junior and senior scholars on any topic related to the study of the United States and North America from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

Cultural Studies
Film and Media Studies
Gender Studies
Popular Culture
Political Science
US or North American History
Visual Culture

SAAS is an academic network that encourages scholarship in the multidisciplinary field of American Studies. SAAS seeks to develop a critical understanding of the role, position and meaning of the United States and North America. In Sweden, research about the US/America is conducted in many different disciplines; the biennial SAAS conference thus functions as an important forum for interdisciplinary exchange and provides American Studies scholars with an opportunity to meet and network.

In order to submit a panel proposal, please provide us with a title for the panel, the name, email address and brief bio of the panel convener, a description of the topic (200-500 words). If the convener already has one or more panelists, please also provide the names, email and bio of individual presenters as well as a title and abstract for each presentation.

Submissions should be sent to the conference convener Chloé Avril (
Deadline: December 14, 2015.

Notification of acceptance will be sent to panel conveners by February 1, 2016. Panels that have been accepted will then be posted on our website and submission for individual papers will be opened.

For more information about the conference, please contact Chloé Avril or check our website:


Contact Info: 

Dr. Chloé Avril
Assistant Professor
Department of Languages and Literatures
University of Gothenburg
Box 200
SE-405 30 Gothenburg

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