CFP: Material Culture Caucus of the American Studies Assoc. 2013 Conference

The Material Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association wishes to encourage participation in the 2013 Annual Meeting: “Beyond the Logic of Debt: Towards an Ethic of Collective Dissent,” November 21-24, 2013 at the Hilton Washington, Washington, DC. To read the conference Call for Papers please see: www.theasa.net/annual_meeting/page/submit_a_proposal/

Ideas and Abstracts due to the organizers before January 5, 2013.

Areas of interest for material culture studies related to the theme include (but are not limited to):

·       Consumerism, including credit, layaway, second-hand shopping
·       Money, credit, mortgages, loans, and other forms of currency
·       Banks, banking, and the architecture and culture of financial
institutions
·       Objects/Spaces of poverty and luxury
·       Occupy and other movements of dissent against debt or property
·       Exhibitions or representations of debt
·       Spaces and material culture of academic debt and employment

We hope to help link potential panelists with shared interests in material culture topics. If you, your colleagues, or doctoral students are considering proposals for the conference, please email us your panel CFP or your paper idea and we will work to connect similar panelists and papers. We are also happy to offer suggestions on complete panels.

NB: All interested parties who email us will still be responsible for following all posted instructions and for submitting their own panels or papers to the ASA by the ASA deadline (January 26, 2013).

After submitted panels are reviewed and selected by the ASA, the Material Culture Caucus will select two of those panels as the official Caucus-sponsored sessions, and will publicize all related papers and panels.

If you are interested, please submit your ideas or abstracts to Sarah Carter (sarah dot carter at gmail dot com) and to Bess Williamson (bess dot williamson at gmail dot com) as soon as possible (and before January 5, 2013).

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