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"Digital Poet(h)ics" CFP for North American Studies Italian Association (AISNA) Conference.

Dear HASTAC community,

Please consider that the North American Studies Italian Association (AISNA) Conference 2011 features a CFP for papers addressing "Digital Poet(h)ics and Transnational Cultures".

Here you can find a list of workshop sessions (you need to click on Submissions):

And here is the"Digital Poet(h)ics" CFP:

Please consider submitting a paper proposal.

Mauro Carassai


For general information about the AISNA Conference please review information below:


Call for papers

21st AISNA Biennial International Conference

Democracy and DIfference: the United States in Multidisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives

Date: 26-29 October 2011
Location: Trento, Italy

The focus is on two keywords of contemporary societiesdemocracy and differenceto consider topics that are central to American Studies, including race/ethnicity, sex/gender, nationality, religion, language, landscape, migration, law, status, economy, dispossession, and expansion. The goal is to share knowledges and methodologies across disciplines, languages, and national cultures in order to investigate processes of homogenization and differentiation, and to embrace transnational, intercultural, and interdisciplinary perspectives  with the aim of fostering cultural dialogue in an interconnected world.
The global tendency towards democratization, combined with the rise of identity politics, is increasingly paralleled on the one hand by renewed reflections upon the foundations of democracy itself and on the other by complex representations of identity grounded on the articulation of difference. How are conceptions of democracy and difference changing under the influence of these forces and in the midst of multiple global crises such as wars and starvation, climate change, and financial instability? What can American Studies and its affiliated areas of inquiry do to provide methods and questions that facilitate consideration of crucial issues and engage contemporary change across disciplines, boundaries, languages, and cultures?
The 21st AISNA Biennial International Conference offers a forum for critical engagement with American Studieswith the US, as well as with America and the Americas, Europe and the Americas, the North and the South, and the trans-Atlantic and the intra-Pacific.  Consideration is given to democracy and difference in various social, cultural and institutional contexts, highlighting both interior and international perspectives, as well as to expressions and interpretations of possible interconnections among multicultural societies.  Multidisciplinary and comparative approaches are deployed to map the distinct yet interconnected geographies of the present to engage democracies enriched by difference and differences nourished by democracyi.e., to provoke a fruitful conjugation of the differencing of democracy with the democratization of differences.

American Studies
Business Studies
Critical Theory and Poetics
Cultural Studies and Mentalities
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Film and Visual Studies
Foreign and International Relations
Gender and Sexuality
Language (American Englishes, Multilingualism)
New Media and the Internet
Politics and Government
Social Sciences
Study of the Americas

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