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For the second year NEASA is hosting a pre-conference blog, a place where presenters and participants will share some of their ideas and perspectives toward their papers, on parallel and related topics, and in American Studies conversations more generally. Other panelists and presenters will respond in comments, but so too should any and all interested folks read and respond to the posts, which are meant to engage with American Studies conversations well beyond just this year and conference. Each week a different panel or two will be featured; see the schedule below for more information. And please stop by often and add your voice to the mix!
Week of July 1, "Images and the Public Sphere"
Week of July 8, "Teaching and Researching with Digital Resources"
Week of July 15, "Packaging, Perception and Identity"
Week of July 22, "Audience Reception and Fandom"
Week of July 29, "The Misread Professor: The Semiotics of Academic Life"
Week of August 5, "Referencing the Past: From Print to Digital"
Week of August 12, "Colonial America"
Week of August 19, "African Passages, Lowcountry Adaptations"
Week of August 26, "The Spatial Turn in American Studies"
Week of September 2, "Images and Archives"
Week of September 9, "Using Omeka to Curate Indigenous New England Writing"
Week of September 16, "Music, Identity and Meaning"
Week of September 23, "Mapping the American West"