The Early American Matters Caucus invites submissions for a sponsored panel on “Hawai’i, the Pacific, and Early American Studies” at the American Studies Association’s annual conference in Honolulu, Hawai’i, November 8-11, 2019.
Just as a variety of Atlantic frameworks (as trans-, circum-, or cis-, black, red, or green) have re-oriented our sense of Early American Studies in recent years, Pacific frameworks can also offer radical new perspectives, and the ASA’s conference location in Honolulu offers early Americanists a unique opportunity to rethink the field and its defining assumptions, highlighting the voices, perspectives, histories, and cultures of Hawai’i and the Pacific.
Keeping the conference location and the theme of “Build as we Fight” in mind, the caucus invites abstracts for papers on Pacific and Hawai’ian histories and cultures of indigeneity, colonialism, nationalism, and imperialism. We welcome a variety of voices, perspectives, and disciplinary approaches.
Please send a 250-word abstract and a 1-page short CV to Peter Reed, Associate Professor of English, University of Mississippi, firstname.lastname@example.org by January 20, 2019.