Division Street U.S.A.

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Division Street, U.S.A.

Welcome! Here you will find information about the 2009 American Studies Graduate Student Conference at the University of Texas at Austin, Division Street, U.S.A.. The conference will take place September 24-25, 2009 at the Union at the University of Texas at Austin.

The American Studies Graduate Student Committee at the University of Texas has organized annual graduate student conferences since 1992. Over time, the conference has grown from a small departmental event to one that draws graduate students from across the United States. The conference provides an important opportunity for graduate students in an array of disciplines to present their work in a collegial environment. In addition to more conventional academic works, we have historically included presentations from graduate students doing work in an array of formats, including creative writing and documentary film.

The buttons to the left will take you to our call for papers (CFP), information on registration, travel information (including information on conference-rate hotel rooms), and the conference program. 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via e-mail.

Carly Kocurek and Jeannette Vaught
Conference Committee Co-Chairs
Keynote Speaker: Eric Lott

This year, Dr. Eric Lott will serve as our keynote speaker. Dr. Lott is professor of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Virginia, and the author of the books Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (1993), The Disappearing Liberal Intellectual (2006), and Tangled Up in Blue: The Cultural Contradictions of American Racism (forthcoming).  His essays have appeared in journals including New Literary History, Representations, Minnesota Review, and Criticism, among others.

Further information on Dr. Lott and his work is available via his profile at the UVA web site.