Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Winter '08 - News & Events

THE SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CULTURAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION (U.S.) New York City, New York (New York University) May 22-24, 2008

The Cultural Studies Association (U.S.) invites participation in its Sixth Annual Meeting from all areas and on all topics of relevance to Cultural Studies, including but not limited to literature, history, sociology, geography, anthropology, communications, popular culture, cultural theory, queer studies, critical race studies, feminist studies, postcolonial studies, media and film studies, material culture studies, performance and visual arts studies.

The conference this year will feature plenary sessions on New York and Culture, Gender and Sexuality, Law and Minorities. Plenarists include,

Arlene Davila, New York University, author of Barrio Dreams: Puerto Ricans, Latinos and the Neoliberal City, and Latinos, Inc., The Marketing and Making of a People

Rosemary Coombe, Law, Communications and Cultural Studies, York University, author of The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties, and "Legal Claims to Culture in and Against the Market"

Janet Jacobsen, Columbia, author of Working Alliances and the Politics of Difference: Diversity and Feminist Ethics, and Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance

Jasbir Puar, Women's and Gender Studies and Geography, Rutgers University, author of "On Torture: Abu Ghraib," and "Queer Times, Queer Assemblages."

Neil Smith, CUNY Graduate Center, author of American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization, and The Endgame of Globalization.

The conference will continue to host last year's highly successful "salon" panels by major cultural studies journals. Thus far, the following journals plan on hosting a journal salon:

Theory & Event
South Atlantic Quarterly
Boundary 2
Callaloo (special issue on Katrina and New Orleans)
Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Positions: East Asia Cultural Critique
Rethinking Marxism
Women & Performance
Radical History Review
Signs (special issue on race/gendered logics of war and terror)
Public Culture
Critical Inquiry
Social Text

All participants in the Sixth Annual meeting must pay registration fees by April 15, 2008, to be listed and participate in the program. See the registration page of the CSA conference website for details about fees at https://outlookweb.marshall.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=808d6e34707743b9b5eb94927df29e5f&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.csaus.pitt.edu%2f.


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