Possible topics might include: early forms of media; mass media and mass movements; "public access" media; comparative media and community; communities formed or destroyed by media; highbrow/lowbrow media; communities which produce particular media and why; utopian experiments with media and community; American urban art and media; multicultural communities and media; journalism; spectacles and "events"; new and historical media technologies; separatism/integrationism/media; access to American history through media; American media and the transnational community.
Send 250 word proposals and a vita by Februrary 10 to the American Studies Working Group, 301 Campbell Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. E-mail to: mailto:email@example.com.
For more information, contact Annalee Newitz at firstname.lastname@example.org/ 510-486-0366, Charlie Bertsch at email@example.com / 707-554-0652, Freya Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org / 510-597-1292 or Jillian Sandell at email@example.com / 510-658-9296.
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