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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Mongrel America

Thu, October 2, 2008 • Texas Union

Constructions and representations of America and American identity are fluid and contested. Our conference theme, "Mongrel America," plays on ideas of hybridity and melange, boundaries and transgressions, authenticity and artificiality. In order to complicate the term "mongrel," we seek papers which look at ideas and aspects of America in the musical, literary, artistic, religious, political, visual, psychological, natural, built, social, and transnational realms, including work which looks beyond the political borders of the United States to the "Americas" and beyond.

Sponsored by: American Studies Department, Center for Cultural Studies, Humanties Institute, English Department, History Department, Schoo of Music, Graduate Studies, Liberat Arts, Center for Asican American Studie


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