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- Abstracts of Proposals are to be e-mailed directly to the chair of the selected panel using this form. The deadline for submitting abstracts is October 15, 2022. Panel chairs are expected to accept/reject proposals and have panels set up by November 7 and send the final lists to Aitor Ibarrola (aitor.ibarrola@deusto.es) and Carmen M. Méndez (cmmendez@ucm.es).

Selection of papers shall follow strict academic criteria: the relevance of the proposal to the panel topic, clarity of exposition, originality, correct use of references, etc.

-All participants should send their panel coordinators a brief CV of approx. 300 words, indicating their present affiliation and main publications.

- The final version of papers should never exceed 2.500 words. Panelists will be talking for about 20' and there will be a final round of questions once all panelists have presented their contributions. Panel chairs are also expected to offer a brief summary and comments on the contributions to their own panels.

- Panel sessions should not last more that one hour and thirty minutes, including the question/answer section.

- All participants MUST have registered for the Conference ahead of time.

- Panel chairs are also expected to dissuade panelists from simply reading their papers.

- Participants can present only one paper at SAAS Conferences

- In case of joint papers, only one of the authors can deliver it at the Conference. The co-author is entitled, however, to participate in the discussion and debate following the paper presentation.

- If panelists have any special requirements for their presentations, they should let their panel chairs know as soon as possible and fill up the appropriate section of the paper proposal form.

- Participants who have not registered by the cut-off date established by Conference organizers will not be included in the official program.




We also encourage Full Panel Proposals: The Full Panel coordinator should submit a 200-word rationale for the panel as whole. For each contributor, please submit a 250-word abstract, a short biographical note, and contact information. These panels should also include three speakers—one of which could be the coordinator.

Talkshop Proposals: As agreed during one of our General Assemblies, "pedagogic Talkshops" ("How to teach… / How to approach…") will also be welcome. Rather than formal papers, this format allows for a more conversational presentation (of 3 or 4 people) of various teaching experiences or critical approaches to a theme related or unrelated to that of the conference. Talkshop proposals should likewise include:

• A Talkshop title

• A brief description of the theme

• A short bionote of the talkshop coordinator and of the other 2/3 discussants

• Contact information

Both Full Panel and Talkshop proposals could deal with topics unrelated to the Conference theme.

Please send Full Panel proposals and Talkshop proposals to Aitor Ibarrola (aitor.ibarrola@deusto.es) and Carmen M. Méndez (cmmendez@ucm.es) before October 15, 2022, following the same procedure as for the submission of paper proposals, using these forms:

Full Panel Proposal

Talkshop Proposal

Full Panel and Talkshop coordinators will be notified before November 15, 2022 as to whether panels have been accepted or not. Please direct all questions about the conference and the submission process to: Carmen Méndez (cmmendez@ucm.es) or Aitor Ibarrola (aitor.ibarrola@deusto.es)

IMPORTANT: Non-members of SAAS (of all nationalities) are welcome to participate in the conference, but will be required to pay membership dues for one year as well as the conference registration fee. Members of ASA (American Studies Association), AISNA (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nor-Americani), APEAA (Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies) and HELAAS (Hellenic Association for American Studies) need only pay the conference registration fee.