[csaa-forum] REMINDER: Invitation to antiTHESIS' Symposium on Piracy - TOMORROW @ Melbourne Univesity!

Graham Preston invertedforest at yahoo.ca
Thu Jul 12 11:10:02 CST 2007

Reminder, An Open Invitation To:

"Rum, Sodomy and the Lash":
A Symposium on Piracy
Friday July 13th, 2007 (TOMORROW!)
9 AM to 8 PM
@ Graduate Centre
University of Melbourne
Free Entry, No Need to Register In Advance

Keynote Addresses by Tony Mitchell (Trans/Forming
Cultures, University of Technology, Sydney) and C.R.
Pennell (School of Historical Studies, University of
Melbourne).  Dr. Pennell will be speaking at 9:15 AM
at the Gryphon Gallery in the Graduate Centre and his
paper "Murder As Fun" will discuss historical aspects
of piracy.  Dr. Mitchell's presentation "Subcultural
Citizenship: Cruising the Tianguis del Chopo in Mexico
City" will engage with the issues of musical piracy,
cultural citizenship and subcultural memory in Mexico
City.  Dr. Mitchell will speak at 2 PM in the Gryphon

"Rum, Sodomy and the Lash" is a one-day symposium
organised by the
editors of antiTHESIS and postgraduates in the School
of Culture and
Communication at the University of Melbourne.

To mark the creation of the new School of Culture and
which includes the areas of Cultural Studies, English
Studies, Creative Writing, Cinema Studies, Art
History, Theatre
Studies, and others, the symposium will bring together
scholars across
disciplines for a day of debate and academic exchange.

Despite its negative representation in official
histories, piracy presents a site of contestation and
alterity within an increasingly rationalised and
globalised modernity.  Piracy brings the concepts of
ownership and territory into question; digital piracy
disrupts the opposition between work and play,
producer and consumer (Kline, 2003).  As such, piracy
as concept and as practice offers a way to re-think
issues within and between disciplines.

There will be panels on law, music, new media,
transnationalism, creative arts, feminism and
literature with contributions from people at the
University of Melbourne, RMIT, University of
Queensland, Fordham Law School (NYC), and
Australian Catholic University.

>From 5 PM onwards, there will be a wrap party with
free drinks, food and music in the 5th Floor Function
Room of the John Medley Building.

For further information or the program, contact
editor.antithesis at gmail.com or check

"The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy
and the lash"
-- Anthony Montague-Brown

Graham Chia-Hui Preston, PhD candidate
Room 627, East Tower, John Medley Building
School of Culture and Communication
University of Melbourne
Phone: (03) 8344 3347
Mobile: 04 0526 9988
Email: g.preston at pgrad.unimelb.edu.au

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