Fifth World Congress of the International American Studies Association: “American Configurations”

Event title (long): 
FIFTH WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION THEME: “AMERICAN CONFIGURATIONS”
City: 
Rio de Janeiro
Country: 
Brazil
Organizer: 
IASA
Event dates: 
27.07.2011 - 29.07.2011

America with its multiple narratives, landscapes, languages, and experiences,
 projects itself in time like a mosaic in movement: a mosaic of cartographies imagined over time and
 projected in the descriptions of travelers and scientists, in fiction and poetry, in the discourses of politicians and
 activists, and in the images of photographers, artists, and filmmakers.
 The 5th IASA World Conference proposes to be a space for debating how different communities form senses of Americanness, originating from places of knowledge, politics, art, memory, and
 lived experience, where a possible "America" may be configured.

The 5th IASA World Conference proposes to be a space for debating how different communities form senses of Americanness, originating from places of knowledge, politics, art, memory, and lived experience, where a possible "America" may be configured."

SUBTHEMES:
– imagination and images
– memory and community
– geographies of power
– time and Americanness
– routes and ´scapes´
– traditions in perspective
– possible modernities

Full instructions for submitting proposals will be posted soon on the official IASA website at: www.iasaweb.org

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Conference Chair: IASA Executive Director Sonia Torres (Brazil), Local Organizing Committee: Profs. Ana Mauad and Paulo Knauss, Universidad Federale Fulminense, and Prof. Limoncic (UniRio).

International Program Committee: Drs. Theo D’Haen (Belgium), Keiko Ikeda (Japan), Djelal Kadir (U.S.) Esra Korpez (Turkey), Amanda Lagerkvist (Sweden), Don Pease (U.S.), Ricardo Salvatore (Argentina)

IASA Officers (2009-2011): Jane Desmond, President; Giorgio Mariani, Vice President; Manuel Broncano, Treasurer, Sonia Torres, Executive Director.

IASA is the only world-wide, independent, non-governmental association for Americanists. Furthering the international exchange of ideas and information among scholars from all nations and various disciplines who study and teach America regionally, hemispherically, nationally, and transnationally, IASA is registered in The Netherlands as a non-profit, international, educational organization with members in more than forty countries around the world.