[csaa-forum] 2nd CFP 'Contact': Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa Postgraduate Conference, 25-26 September 2008, University of Western Sydney

Takeshi HAMANO estakhi at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 16:14:33 CST 2008

2nd Call for Papers (with Updated Information)

Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa Postgraduate Conference 2008
CONTACT: An Interdisciplinary Challenge in Cultural Studies

University of Western Sydney, Parramatta
September 25-26, 2008

This conference is sponsored by the Cultural Studies Association of Australia,
Centre for Cultural Research (University of Western Sydney)and
Centre for Research on Social Inclusion (Macquarie University)

The aim of the postgraduate conference is to establish a forum for
Australian and
New Zealand/Aotearoa postgraduate students and young researchers,
working under the broad rubric of Cultural Studies, to present and
discuss their ongoing research with peers, academics and professionals
in their given areas of interest. Papers are invite from a range of
discipline areas exploring themes around 'contact'. With a particular
focus on Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa, this conference proposes
to complement as well as draw on the already vast literature devoted
to exploring the consequences and forms of increased human interaction
as a result of accelerated trends of globalisation.

Some issues include (but are not limited to):
- Encounters with the stranger/the Other
- Racism/inter-ethnic solidarity
- Diaspora and diasporic formations/homeland
- 'Contact zone' in the postcolonial context
- Tourism and 'contact zones'
- How do new media and technologies facilitate/inhibit contact?
- Relationships between contact and conflict
- Methodological concerns for the researcher in establishing trust and
'breaking in'
- Asia Pacific Cultural Studies contact with globalisation

Keynote address will be presented by Professor Ien Ang (ARC
Professional Fellow, CCR)

All sessions will be chaired by respondents from academic staff of CCR
and the CRSI, including Professor Meagan Morris (UWS, Lingnan
University, Hong Kong)

All participants will be invited to a postgraduate workshop
(provisionally) titled the 'Contributions of Australia and New
Zealand/Aotearoa Postgraduate Students to the future of Cultural

An abstract (250 words) accompanied by presenter's biography (150
words) with the application form must be submitted to Joanna
Winchester (J.Winchester at uws.edu.au) by 10th May 2008.

The application form is available on the website below:

Notification of acceptance by 30th May 2008

Reading papers for presentation (a maximum of 3,000 words, including
footnotes and bibliographies) must be submitted prior to the
conference by 22nd August 2008. These papers will be reviewed by
respondents for providing comments and advises in the sessions.

There are a limited number of travel scholarships available for
interstate Australian students and New Zealand/Aotearoa students (up
to $200 for Australian students and $400 for New Zealand/Aotearoa
students). These will be presented to students based on the merit of
the submitted abstract and how it relates to the conferences themes
and ideals. You will be informed of your success of travel support
with notification of acceptance of your paper.

For Further Information
Joanna Winchester, a Convener of the 'Contact' Conference
J.Winchester at uws.edu.au

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