The State University of New York at New Paltz will host the 48th annual meeting of the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) on September 28-29, 2012
The NYCAS 2012 program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers on all aspects of Asian and Asian-American history, culture, and contemporary life, representing disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools. Interdisciplinary proposals are also welcome.
The theme for NYCAS 2012 at SUNY New Paltz is CONTESTING TRADITION. We invite scholars working in all areas and disciplines of Asian Studies and Asian American Studies to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, and roundtables that engage this theme in innovative and provocative ways. Graduate students and scholars working in the areas of South and Southeast Asia are especially encouraged to apply.
Topics may include, but are by no means limited to, the following:
• Interrogation of tradition-bound social and gender roles in Asian political and economic discourses, art and popular media
• Resistance to established canons and epistemological models in all areas of knowledge and cultural production or social science
• Contested religious, philosophical or cultural traditions, religious sites, or cultural properties across borders
• Invented traditions and their political, social, historical, or cultural repercussions
Please submit proposals to: NYCAS2012@gmail.com. Individual paper proposals should include the name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address of the presenter, the title of the paper, and an abstract not exceeding 250 words in length. Panel and Roundtable proposals should include a cover sheet listing the title of the panel/roundtable, the names, institutional affiliations, and e-mail addresses of the chair, discussant, and presenters, and, in addition to the paper proposals, a panel abstract not exceeding 250 words.
INDIVIDUAL PAPER proposals should include the full title and a brief abstract of 250 words or less. Individual papers will be assigned by the NYCAS 2012 program committee to a panel according to topic and should be short enough to present in 15-20 minutes. Word-for-word reading of papers is discouraged.
A PANEL consists of 3 or 4 papers organized around a common topic or theme, and a chair (who may also be one of the panelists). All panel proposals should include a title and brief abstract of the panel (250 words or less), and a title and brief abstract of each paper. Panels will run for 90 minutes, and paper presentations should be short enough to allow for questions and discussion. Creative panel formats that encourage discussion and exchange are especially welcomed.
ROUNDTABLE format may vary, but could include introductory remarks by each roundtable participant, followed by comments and discussion among participants and the audience. All roundtable proposals should include a title, content summary, and description of the anticipated contributions of each roundtable participant.