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2017 CALL FOR PAPERS
Submission Details

“Where are you going, Where have you been?”

Leozek Andrzej Kostuj (1973- ), Night Traveler

The following is a suggested, though not a comprehensive list of subject areas to consider for this year’s theme, “Journeys, Treks, and Voyages That Have Shape(d) the Americas”:
Agriculture and Rural Studies
Art (visual/performing) and Music
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Environment and Landscape Studies
Fashion Design
Film Studies
Folklore Studies
Gender Studies
Health and Wellness
Historical Perspectives
Ingenuity and Invention
Journalism
Language and Literature
Penal Systems and Reform
Political Science
Popular Culture
Sports
Technology
Transatlantic Topics
War and the Military
Zeitgeist

Panel Proposals sought for this year’s meeting:
 • An homage to the 100
th anniversary of the end of the Great War
 • Celebrating 50 years of the Public Broadcasting System
 • Returning to Viet Nam 1967
 • Retrospective discussions on iconic American/Texas Road Films and their Directors,  and American/Texas Roadhouses and Roadhouse Bands

The ASAT review committee encourages the submission of proposals for panels, papers, posters, and visual presentations that reflect academic/creative inquiry of the conference theme from an interdisciplinary perspective. Sessions will include 4-20 minute time slots for individual and/or collaborative presentations. Panel presentations are limited to 4 participants.

Presenters should be professionals in their fields; graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals endorsed by a faculty mentor.

The committee also welcomes submissions of creative works that address the conference theme (creative non-fiction, short works of fiction, poetry, dramatic excerpts).

Blind abstracts (limited to 300 words) that clearly state a line of inquiry as it applies to the conference theme should be sent as email attached documents to: asat@shsu.edu. Please include the following information on a separate cover sheet: full name, college/university affiliation, (if applicable), fall 2017 teaching schedule, contact information (campus email address, mailing address, and extension; if not university affiliated, please provide a personal email address, mailing address and phone number), and the working title of the presentation proposal. The submitter’s name/university affiliation should not appear on the abstract. Please indicate “proposal for ASAT 2017” in the email subject line. A confirmation of receipt email will be sent immediately. If a confirmation is not received within 72 hours, please re-submit, as the proposal may not have been received initially.

A selection of scholarly and creative works presented at this year’s meeting will be solicited for publication in the Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas (JASAT) , an annual, peer-reviewed journal edited and published on the campus of Baylor University.

ASAT 2017 is hosted by the Sam Houston State University English Department, with the generous support of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Office of Academic Affairs, the Honors College, and the Office of Graduate Studies.

Deadline for submissions: October 8, 2017
Contact email: asat@shsu.edu

2017 CALL FOR PAPERS
Registration Details

The ASAT 2017 Conference Registration Form may be accessed here. Print the document, complete the form, and submit it with your payment upon arrival.

MAKE SURE THAT YOU FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED ON THE PARKING PAGE OF THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE (here). NEITHER THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT NOR THE UNIVERSITY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CITATIONS ISSUED TO REGISTRANTS OR ATTENDEES.

Keynote Speaker info here

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