The interdisciplinary Association for Asian American Studies invites presentation proposals for the 2010 conference in Austin, "Emergent Cartographies: Asian American Studies in the Twenty-first Century." Submission deadline: November 5, 2009.
The Interdisciplinary Assocation for Asian American Studies Call for Papers
To review paper submission guidelines and to submit paper please go here: http://www.aaastudies.org/2010/proposal/index.php
"Emergent Cartographies: Asian American Studies in the Twenty-first Century"
The interdisciplinary Association for Asian American Studies invites presentation proposals from the fields of literature, geography, sociology, political science, history, cultural studies, the applied social sciences, education, anthropology, media and film, and communications.
The 2010 conference site is lodged squarely between the east and west coasts and abutting Mexico. How might this location inspire us to reinscribe the terrain of Asian American Studies to capture twenty-first century realities and subjectivities? For example, to the surprise of most, Texas now holds the third highest population of Asian Americans, surpassing even Hawai'i,
Illinois, and New Jersey. Journeying away from the traditional AAS strongholds on the coasts and Hawai'i suggests the urgency of regional perspectives reflecting newer, post 1965 populations and communities that may fragment the field between its oldest and newest parts. We argue that a process of dismantling is necessary so that a twenty-first century vision of
Asian American Studies might be reassembled from its many messy and morphing parts.
From its origins in the civil rights era, Asian American Studies has been an emergent project intellectually and institutionally. It tracks the growth and evolution of a highly heterogeneous population constantly shifting in location, arrival narratives, socioeconomic class, cultural formations, political identifications, and demography. UT Austin presents opportunities
to highlight these transformations, as well as continuities, in student activism and program building, intersections with gender and sexuality studies, hemispheric conceptions of migration, transnational and diasporic practices, transformative communications technologies, economic crises, new sites of labor and employment, communities emerging from war and refugee
flight, and teaching for non-Asian populations.
To encompass the full range of research on Asian Pacific Americans, we encourage contributions from scholars at every level of seniority and papers ranging from community studies, pedagogical strategies, and programmatic models to the most experimental, and integrative, of theoretical ponderings.
Please join us in Austin in 2010 as we address the above and other significant questions and issues for a twenty-first century vision of Asian American Studies. Complete panel submissions (with a minimum of three papers and a maximum of four) will be given priority, but individual paper
submissions will also be considered. We invite submissions for workshops and roundtables as well.
Please note that all paper and panel applicants must be members of the Association for Asian American Studies. Panelists do not have to be members but they must register for the conference at the non-member registration rates. To become an association member send your payment and completed annual membership form to The John Hopkins University Press, the publisher of the association's journal. The membership form is available on the AAAS website at http://www.aaastudies.org/forms. Note also that paper presenters and discussants must pay the conference registration fee prior to the
conference in order to be included in the printed conference program.
All applicants will be notified of proposal acceptance or rejection by January 4, 2010.