Cultural Studies Program to Host National Association Meeting

Posted: April 19, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ryan Call

Today through Saturday, April 22, the George Mason Cultural Studies Program will host the fourth annual meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA) on the Arlington Campus.

The meeting consists of a series of concurrent sessions and afternoon plenaries that will allow scholars, students and others interested in cultural studies research to exchange their work and ideas across disciplinary lines and examine the current state of the field.

Conference attendees can choose from almost 50 different concurrent discussion sessions. Topics include “Strategic Fictions I: Visual Culture and the War on Terror”; “Family Ties: Nationhood, Political Style and Rhetorics of Kinship”; “Punk and Post-Punk in the United States and Britain”; “Exit Strategies, Escape Fantasies”; “Culture, Accounting and Finance Capital”; and “Surveillance, Conspiracy, Paranoia.”

Evening forums include presentations on broader topics such as “Culture and Science”; “Cultural Studies and Social Science”; and “Global Cities and Citizenship.” A moderator and a panel of researchers will lead the discussion.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. today in the Original Building, Room 329, where all the sessions will take place. An opening reception will also be held on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The annual meeting is sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program and the Office of the Provost. For more information, contact the Cultural Studies Program at 703-993-2851.

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