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180 Canadian Review of American Studies Announcements From 21-26 July 1996, at the invitation of the University of Idaho, the Hemingway Society will meet in Idaho's Ketchum/Sun Valley area. The conference will include a visit to Hemingway's home. Papers and session proposals on the conference theme "Hemingway and the Natural World, 11 are invited. Possible topics include: the writer as natural historian, landscape artist, ecologist, hunter, and fisherman; Hemingway and the environments of the American West, Michigan, the Gulf Stream, and the Afrkan savannah; theories of place and setting; ecocritical approaches to Hemingway's fiction and nonfiction; gendered language and the American land; Hemingway and Native American culture. The University of Idaho Press is interested in publishing selected papers. For more information, contact Professor Robert Fleming, English Dept, Humanities 217, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. Other inquiries to Dr Susan Beegel, Editor, The Hemingway Review, 180 Polpis Rd., Nantucket, MA 02554. Voice and Fax: (508) 325-7157; e-mail: 16-20 August 1996. The American Sociological Association will be holding its annual meeting in New York City. The theme of this year's conference is "Social Change Opportunities and Constraints." The aim of the meeting is to increase our understanding of the processes that govern social change by specifying how opportunities interact with constraints to produce change. Is opportunity always limited by constraint? Under what conditions do constraints redefine opportunities or create new ones? Does social change occur through the dynamic interaction of opportunity and constraint or as the result of sequential processes where opportunities are redefined and modified by constraints? By collectively focusing our sociological imagination, theory, and analysis on the process of social change in each of our subdisciplines, it is hoped that we will improve our ability to explain, predict, and possibly influence societal events. Canadian Review of American Studies 181 The conference is being held at the New York Hilton and Towers, Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers. For more information, please contact the meeting services at (202) 833-3410, or fax (202) 785-0146. 24-26 September 1996. Join the celebration of the centenary of F. Scott Fitzgerald's birth at the University of South Carolina. The celebration will include a banquet with a distinguished speaker, music and dances of the 1920s and 1930s; a panel discussion on 11 The Endurance of F. Scott Fitzgerald in American Literature 11 (moderated by George Garrett); openings of Fitzgerald exhibitions at the Thomas Cooper Library and the McKissick Museum; and a production of Fitzgerald's 1914 Princeton Triangle Club musical, Fie! Fie! Fi! Fi-Fi!. For further information, contact Matthew J. Bruccoli, Department of English, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, Telephone (803) 777-3142, fax (803) 777-9064, or e-mail 18-20 October 1996. The 32nd annual conference of the Canadian Association for American Studies, entitled, Trade Marks: Commerce, Culture, and Identity after NAFT A. This interdisciplinary conference will address itself to relations between cultural identity, and policy since NAFTA. Papers on the following topics or others should be submitted to the conference organizer by 1 March 1996. Individual abstracts are welcome, and participants are also encouraged to organize and submit sessions of two to three papers on a common topic. Innovative forms of presentation and collaboration are welcomed. The conference will take place at the Colony Hotel, next to City Hall in the heart of downtown Toronto. A conference rate of $95 a night has been arranged. Some possible topics include: The meaning of "culture" in Canada and the United States; Are there national cultures anymore ?; North America without borders? Economic integration and culture; Prospects for Canadian cultural "industries" (film, publishing, magazines, TV, etc. ) in the free trade environment; Maintaining Canadian cultural sovereignty ; Quebec, Canada, and the USA; The role of the CBC and PBS in the 500-channel universe; Free trade and government support for the arts and research; Multinationals and control of education; Native North American 182 Canadian Review of American Studies cultures in a post-industrial economy; The internet and national identities; American TV and Canadian values; Globalization and regional identities; The future of multiculturalism; The...


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