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