[csaa-forum] Hi / Invitation to Fremantle: InASA 2016 Conference

Baden Offord baden.offord at curtin.edu.au
Mon May 16 10:40:40 ACST 2016

Call for Papers

Dearest CSSA colleagues,

We would like to invite you to consider the following call for papers, to present a paper or form a themed panel.


"Re-Imagining Australia: Encounter, Recognition, Responsibility."
Venue: Maritime Museum of WA, Fremantle
Dates: 7-9 December 2016
Website: http://humanrights.curtin.edu.au/events/inasa-conference-2016/<http://humanrights.curtin.edu.au/>

Addressing the urgent and compelling need to re-imagine Australia as inclusive, conscious of its landscape and contexts, locale, history, myths and memory, amnesia, politics, cultures and futures.

Re-imagined through story, critique, reflection, art, human rights and education.

The conference will offer the opportunity of responding to the intensification of overlapping, interpenetrating and mixing of cultures and peoples in everyday life in Australia - and how its public culture has become increasingly re-imagined through intense conversations and inter-epistemic dialogue.

Re-imagining different ways of knowing, belonging and doing.

The conference aims to showcase contemporary research and creativity in understanding Australia through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches.

For the first time, the International Association of Australian Studies conference will take place in Western Australia (WA), following on the zeitgeist of Griffith Review's 'Looking West' (2014), the end of the mining boom and vigorous national protests against the closure of remote Aboriginal communities based on a racial and cultural politics of 'lifestyle' that bear the hallmarks of European Enlightenment triumph.

WA offers a rich context to explore the creative, cultural and critical dynamics of Australian society. Its proximity to the Indian Ocean, to Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, China and Africa make WA an ideal place from which to look at Australia, as well as a place to understand how others see it.

Keynote Speakers Include:
Randa Abdel-Fattah (Macquarie)
Tony Birch (Victoria)
Anna Haebich (Curtin)
Vinay Lal (UCLA)
Suvendrini Perera (Curtin)
Ariel Heryanto (ANU)
Kim Scott (Curtin)

The conference encourages postgraduates, early career and senior scholars to present new and innovative work cognate to our theme.

We welcome the submission of abstracts from the following disciplines and fields:
African Studies
Australian Studies
Asian Studies
Creative Arts
Creative Writing
Critical Disability Studies
Critical Race and Whiteness Studies
Cultural Studies
Environmental Studies
Gender and Sexuality
Human rights
Indian Ocean Studies
Indigenous Studies
Media and Film Studies
Multicultural Studies
Performance studies
Postcolonial Studies
Settler Colonial Studies

Website: http://humanrights.curtin.edu.au/events/inasa-conference-2016/

best wishes
Baden Offord, Suvendrini Perera, Anna Haebich, Thor Kerr and Dean Chan
Conference Steering Committee.

Professor Baden Offord
Director | Dr Haruhisa Handa Chair of Human Rights Education
Professor of Cultural Studies and Human Rights
Centre for Human Rights Education | Faculty of Humanities

Curtin University
T: | +61 8 9266 7186
E: | baden.offord at curtin.edu.au
CRICOS Provider Code 00301J (WA).

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