Call For Papers
Starting May 12, 2023, submissions of abstracts for presentations and panels will be accepted for the 2023 ASAT conference, which will take place from November 9-11 on the campus of Wharton County Junior College in Wharton, Texas.
This year's theme is Death & Rebirth. The complex, cyclical propulsion of death and rebirth has been shown throughout history across different cultures and belief systems. It’s a common theme within folklore, religion, art, music, and history. cholars and researchers across all disciplines continue to explore these themes due to powerful and universal aspects hidden within human experiences. With the current phenomena faced across the world, perhaps we have experienced a new “death” cycle and are headed into rebirth. As William Shakespeare wrote in The Phoenix and the Turtle, “Death is now the Phoenix’ nest...”
ASAT encourages the submission of academic and creative proposals for panels, papers, and visual presentations that reflect a contemplative inquiry of the conference theme from an interdisciplinary perspective. Presenters should be professionals in their field, though graduate and undergraduate students are also encouraged to submit proposals endorsed by a faculty mentor. Blind abstracts should be limited to 250 words and include a separate cover sheet with a working title, your full name, school affiliation (if applicable), and contact info. Your name and/or affiliation should not appear on your abstract. Submissions open May 12, 2023, and close September 29.
Please email proposals with ASAT 2023 Submission in the subject line, to: email@example.com
Please review the complete CFP for submission guidelines and other
Dr. Paul Spellman will deliver this year's keynote presentation:
"'Do not thou, when thou art King, hang a thief;' The Bible and The Bard."
During Dr. Paul N. Spellman's career, he served as division chair for Communications & Fine Arts, department head for Speech, for Fine Arts, and for Developmental Education at Wharton County Junior College, and won the 2013 Piper Professor of the Year Award. He also served on the program committee for TSHA, and represented WCJC on the Univeristy of Houston planning committee for the building of the UH Sugar Land campus. He holds degrees from Southwestern University, SMU, UT-Austin, A&M-Corpus Christi, and a PhD from University of Houston, and he has authored nine books on Texas History and numerous professional journal articles. He's an Emeritus member Texas State Historical Association, Fort Bend Historical Commission, and Texas Historic Commission, and he was inducted into Western Writersof America in 2009. He retired from teaching History at WCJC after 25 years, and now lives in Richmond with wife Kathleen.
ASAT would like to acknowlege and thank the WCJC Foundation for their generous support.
Please mail conference registration checks with the completedform to:
Dr. Hector Weir
Fort Bend Technical Center
5333 FM 1640
Richmond, TX, 77469
During the conference dates, WCJC is presenting a production of Murder on the Orient Express