Saturday November 15, 10am-6pm

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College

50 W 40th Street, New York, New York

Conference Registration

The New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) is delighted to announce our 2014 annual one-day conference

Responding to tensions between official and emerging forms/formats/modes within and beyond academia, the New York Metro American Studies Association has chosen the theme of “American Vernaculars” for our annual conference. Rooted in the ordinary, vernaculars are languages, movements, objects, spaces, technologies, practices, and beliefs people use in their everyday lives.


Through these and other vernaculars, we seek to explore questions such as:

How does the vernacular relate to the academy?

How do vernaculars create, define, protect and sustain communities?

How do vernaculars interact with, confront, resist, and/or subvert elite and exclusionary discourses?

How do vernaculars change over time and how do they produce change across geographic and social terrains?

How do vernaculars create, define, protect, and sustain communities, especially marginalized and racialized communities?


Advanced Registration (Prior to November 5, 2014):

$20 – Students and Underemployed

$40 – Everyone


“Day of” Registration (After November 5, 2014 and “at the door”)

$50 – Everyone


Breakfast, Lunch, and Reception included in Registration Fees

For a full schedule of events and registration, please go to the NYMASA
website at