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Jonathan Potts

For immediate release:
May 27, 2003

Carnegie Mellon Sponsors Conference To Launch Unique Cultural Studies Organization

PITTSBURGH—The Department of English and the Center for Cultural Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University are sponsoring the founding conference of the Cultural Studies Association June 5-8 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.

The Cultural Studies Association (CSA) will be a multicultural and multidisciplinary professional organization bringing together scholars, teachers and writers interested in the study of culture in relation to its political, social, aesthetic, historical and economic forms, products and institutions. It is the first scholarly organization in the United States devoted to the emerging field of cultural studies, and it will bring together scholars from many different disciplines who do not typically attend the same conferences.

The conference is open to the public. Advance registration is $50 for full-time employed faculty; on-site registration is $100. Registration for part-time workers and graduate students is $20 in advance and $40 on site. The deadline for advance registration is Thursday, May 29. The conference begins at 1 p.m. on June 5.

Additional support is provided from the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Full information on the conference program, participants, membership, accommodations and registration is available online at


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