ASAT is a regional chapter of the American Studies Association

Call For Papers
ASAT's 67th Annual Conference
“Harmony & Discord”

Starting May 20, 2024, submissions of abstracts for presentations and panels will be accepted for the 2024 ASAT conference, which will take place from November 14 - 16 on the campus of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

This year's theme is Harmony & Discord. Emerging from last year's theme of Death and Rebirth, ASAT continues to explore the fertile terrain of contrating ideas. On a daily basis, we experience harmony's stength and beauty clashing against discord's messay notes and ugliness. The world seems to be in an endless push and pull between harmony and discord, with detente frequently undercut by tribalism and suspicion. This is true on the global stage as well within the United States. We are excited to see submissions that interpret this theme from an American Studies perspective.

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 20, 2024, and close September 30, 2024.

Please email proposals with ASAT 2024 Submission in the subject line, to:

Please review the complete CFP for submission guidelines and other details.

Conference Fees for Presenters:
Full-Time/Retired Faculty- $75
Student/Adjunct/Independent Scholar- $55
Student, Independent, Retired Memberships: $15 per year 
Basic Faculty Membership: $25 per year 

Sustaining Membership: $50 per year

Conference Attendees:
Full-Time/Retired Faculty- $45
Student/Adjunct/Independent Scholar- $40

To help mitigate financial difficulties in attending the conference, we are offering travel grants for students and faculty—up to $200. Please forward  your acceptance email, being sure to include your full name and travel budget, to: