“‘Tell All The Truth, But Tell It Slant’: Reading Between the Lines of the American Narrative”


Seadline for submissions: October 15, 2018

American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT)
contact email: asat@shsu.edu

The 62nd Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 8th-10th, 2018 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The Conference Committee is now accepting individual and panel proposals for the upcoming meeting that address the conference theme from an interdisciplinary perspective

Individual Proposals Each session will consist of 3 presenters, each of whom will have 20 minutes to present, with 15 minutes allowed for introductions and questions at the conclusion of the session. Panel proposals must be detailed in their thematic address of the conference theme

Panel ProposalsSubmissions must be for a four-person panel: a moderator and three presenters. Total panel presentation time will be 1 hour, with 15 minutes allowed for introductions and questions at the conclusion of the session. Panel proposals must be detailed in their thematic address of the conference theme and must include an abstract for each presenter’s submission

The following is a suggested, though not a comprehensive list of panel presentation topics to consider:

  • The “Fiction” of a Post WWI America
  • America,1968: Truths, Triumphs and Tragedies
  • Propaganda and the capture of the USS Pueblo
  • The Real Consequences of Fake News
  • Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand: Athletes and Activism

To learn more about ASAT, please visit http://www.asatexas.org

For conference itinerary, please visit http://www.shsu.edu/academics/american-studies-conference/ fall 2018

The generous sponsorship of the Sam Houston State University Office of Academic Affairs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Elliot T. Bowers Honors College and Department of English make ASAT@SHSU possible.

Author:

The founder of Critical Studies Blog, Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University. She specializes in new media portrayals of women and people of color. Her recent papers focus on the effects of the James Byrd Jr. dragging death on Jasper, Facebook hate groups, stereotypes of President Barack and Michelle Obama, male and female rappers’ differing views on the “independent woman,” and coverage of missing women.

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