The Third Biennial Conference of the Center for Working Class Studies at Youngstown State University: June 11-14, 1997, Youngstown, Ohio

How do changes in work and technology affect ideas, representations, and experiences of class?

How does the debate over diversity and multiculturalism relate to work and working class studies?

How can workers and unions respond to changes in the work environment?

How have current and historical political debates altered traditional notions of class and class identity?

How can schools best address the needs of working class students and a changing workplace?

What are the difficulties and opportunities for interaction between those who study working class life and those who experience it?p> We invite proposals for presentations, panels, workshops, performances, exhibits, and readings that address these questions as well as other aspects of working class life and working class culture. Areas of exploration include literature of and by the working class; social, labor and oral history; material and popular culture; current workplace issues; journalism; fine, graphic and performance art; multiculturalism; ethnography, biography, autobiography; and personal narratives of work.

Additionally, as you might expect of a magazine named Webgeist, we would like to compile coinages of words that are uniquely cybercentric. If you have made up a word or can provide one, please send it to us with attribution [see example at the end of this message].

Presenters should describe their project with a suggested presentation format. Submissions should be between 250 to 300 words and must be received by January 2, 1997. Address correspondence to Sherry Linkon, American Studies Program, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555. For further information contact John Russo, (330) 742-1783. E-mail inquiries to Sherry Linkon at sjlinkon@cc.ysu.edu.

Center for Working Class Studies: Sherry Linkon, American Studies Program, Bill Mullen, English Department, Linda Strom, Women's Studies Center, Susan Russo, Art Department, and John Russo, Labor Studies Program.

KAIROS Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments.
Vol. 1 No. 2 Summer 1996