Monday, May 2, 2011

Photo Essay: MAASA Conference 2011

Here are more photos of the Mid-America American Studies Association conference action, April 8-10, 2011.  

Jeremy Zima presenting his paper, "Sounding and Visualizing Authenticity in Electric Guitar Culture."
Saturday April 9, 2011.

An image from Zima's presentation: a 1959 Les Paul Standard.

Zima, with his own guitar.

Many members of the UW community mingling before dinner.

American Studies faculty and students from around the country speaking with
keynote speaker Dr. Hannah Rose Shell.

Sunday's roundtable on the Terrace, "Academic Work in the Age of the Neoliberal University:
A MAASA Discussion on Contingency, Casualization, and the Campus Labor Movement."

Conference Presenter Jen Ayres at the roundtable.  
She presented her paper, "Thrifting: Trash to Treasure in Goodwill Bins," on Saturday.

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