USI is partnering with Monmouth University and Penn State Altoona to offer the 2012 “Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium,” September 14-16 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Submissions of abstracts and/or panel suggestions for the conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of Bruce Springsteen are now being accepted. Papers will be considered for, but not limited to, the session rubrics listed here. Full-panel submissions are also encouraged. The deadline for paper submission is April 30. All proposers will be notified of acceptance or rejection by June 1.
Bruce Springsteen has produced a considerable body of original work that has impacted the direction of popular music and American culture. His influence extends from the stage into the classroom, and his works have turned up in the syllabi of courses across the United States and around the world.
In September 2005, "Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium" drew hundreds of educators, journalists, historians, musicologists and fans interested in scholarship regarding Bruce Springsteen and his influence on American culture. With consistent interest in a follow-up conference, September 2009 brought the second installment of the symposium. Participants for both symposiums came from all over the United States and many countries around the world. Hundreds of academic papers have been presented and participants have been treated to keynote addresses byDave Marsh, Bob Santelli, Bobby Muller, Joe Grushecky, Bill Ayres, Barbara Hall, Frank Stefanko, Danny Federici, Vini Lopez, Thom Zimny,and others. The symposiums have received national and international press coverage throughThe New York Times,The Boston Globe, the BBC, andThe Chronicle of Higher Education.
To submit a proposal, or for more information, visit www.usi.edu/glory-days.
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