2011 Special Topics Conference: Dance in American Culture

  • 11 Mar 2011
  • 12 Mar 2011
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Registration is closed
The purpose of this conference is to contextualize dance’s role in the formation of American society. We encourage paper submissions that investigate the relationship between American history, culture and dance and that emphasize fresh approaches to historical interpretation.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:
  • Disillusionment with the American Ideal
  • Pluralistic Identities and the American Mosaic
  • Revolution and Democracy
  • Utopian Bodies
  • Staging American Identities
  • Promises and Propaganda
  • Anxieties of Influence
  • Americana
  • Cultural Imperialism
  • Varieties of Religious Experience
  • Conformity and Consensus
  • New Frontiers in Technology
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) culture
  • Sampling
Sponsored by:
Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
Florida State University’s American Dance Studies Program http://dance.fsu.edu/


This two-day special topics conference allows for focused investigation of a specific topic in dance studies and will not replace the annual CORD conference scheduled for November 2011.

Conference Committee

Jennifer Atkins, Ph.D.
Sally R. Sommer, Ph.D.
Tricia Young, Ph.D.     
 Congress on Research in Dance  Emailinfo@cordance.org
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