GMU Cultural Studies Conference

The Critiquing Culture 2013 Call for Papers and keynote speaker have been announced. A bit of info from the Critiquing Culture Conference website: “The 7th annual graduate student cultural studies conference at George Mason University will be held on Saturday September 21, 2013.Last year the Cultural Studies Organizing Committee decided to open the conference to all cultural studies related topics, rather…

Open Library: Making Sources Public on Zotero

I have made the bibliography both of my field statement publicly available on Zotero: “a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.” They’ve also developed a great stand-alone application as well. Zotero is a project of the History and New Media…

The Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 6th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. This year’s CFP can be viewed here. The conference will take place on ~~Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22, 2012 at George Mason University ~~ (Research 1 Building, Room 163) in Fairfax, Virginia. Featuring Doug Henwood…

Book Review: Bird on Fire

Sustainable Culture: A Review of Andrew Ross’s Bird on Fire Last year, the Southwest slogged through one of the most acute droughts on record and in 2012 similar conditions have moved north – choking the Midwest with reservoir and crop destroying drought. As yet another record-breaking summer comes to a close it become evermore apparent that communities need to find…

CFP: The 2012 GMU Cultural Studies Conference

Critiquing Culture At George Mason University, we acknowledge the need to specify Cultural Studies as an academic field with definable features and particular modes of methodological inquiry. In our view, Cultural Studies examines cultural objects as products of the wider social, historical, economic and political conditions that structure their formation, and acknowledges the interrelationship between these factors. In particular, Cultural…