SPANISH ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES (S.A.A.S.) 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Barcelona, 1-3 April 2009 GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPANTS - Abstracts of Proposals are to be e-mailed directly to the chair of the selected panel using the form at the end of this file. The deadline for submitting abstracts is October 15, 2008. Panel chairs are expected to accept/reject proposals and have panels set up by November 15. - Panels cannot have more than THREE contributions each. - The deadline for the submission of the final and complete version of papers accepted by panel chairs is February 10, 2009. -All complete papers have to be submitted in electronic format to the panel chair who accepted them. Please, include a brief CV of approx. 300 words, indicating your present affiliation and main publications. - Before the Conference, all the papers will be circulated among the panel participants. - The final version should NEVER exceed 2500 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 (see SAAS web page at http://www.saasweb.org/). - Panel chairs are also expected to dissuade panelists from simply reading their papers. - 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 form below. 9th SAAS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: BARCELONA 1-3 APRIL, 2009 “WATER AND AMERICAN RENEWAL: Critical readings. Political interventions” Name: Academic Affiliation: E-mail: Title of Proposal: Panel: Special requirements, if any: Abstract (400-600 words): Please, complete this form and send it, in electronic format (via e-mail), to the Chair of your selected panel. Deadline for sending proposals is October 15, 2008.