Kelly Anderson’s “Never Enough” featured at New York Metro American Studies Association annual conference

Kelly Anderson’s documentary “Never Enough” will be the subject of a roundtable discussion (and screening) at the New York Metro American Studies Association annual conference entitled “Dirt”.

The screening and panel will take place on:
Saturday – December 4th, 2010

It will be held at:
St. Johns University
41 Murray Street

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


Saturday – December 4th, 2010
St. John’s University in Lower Manhattan
41 Murray Street

Dirt is among the most material but also the most metaphorical and expressive of substances. This conferencewill explore how people imagine, define, and employ the various concepts and realities of dirt. What does it mean to call something dirty? How do we understand dirt and its supposed opposite, cleanliness? How do we explain the points at which we draw the line between clean and dirty, what we embrace and what we refuse to touch? Drawing on multiple disciplines we will uncover and foreground the (often unconscious) centrality of the metaphors and actualities of dirt to U.S. cultures, values, and lived experiences.

Other panelists at the conference include;
Leah Dilworth (Long Island University),
Haidy Geismar (NYU),
Jennifer Ayres (Cornell),
Robin Nagle (NYU)
and Harley Spiller (Franklin Furnace).

Registration forms can be found at Registration is $20, $10 for students/unwaged. For more information contact