[csaa-forum] 'Cultural Studies in Threatening Times', Donald E. Hall, USYD, 15 March, 3pm

Gerard Goggin gerard.goggin at sydney.edu.au
Thu Mar 2 09:49:17 ACST 2017

“Cultural Studies in Threatening Times”
Seminar by Donald E. Hall, Professor of English and Dean of Arts and Sciences, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA

Wed 15 March, 3pm
University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus
Location: MECO Seminar Room S226, Level 2, John Woolley Building (A20)
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About the seminar
Cultural Studies, as a broad multi/interdisciplinary field, has from its beginning posed challenges to reigning ideologies and received notions.

In 2017, those challenges are particularly needed and heated.  Across the globe, we have seen a resurgence in nationalism and isolationism, and a marked turn against globalization and multi-culturalism.

While globalization certainly deserves intense critical scrutiny, what we find is actually a repudiation of intellectualism and critical analysis, and a return to provincialism and ethno-centrism.

In this 20-30 minute talk, followed by free-flowing open discussion, Professor Hall will discuss the recent political upheavals in the US and their implications for American research, teaching, and public intellectualism in the broad field of cultural studies, especially in its intersection with queer and feminist studies, critical race studies, post-colonial studies, and media studies. As never before, we must form alliances across nations, across sub-fields, across the domains of research/teaching/administration, and with allies in the non-academic world to press our challenges to anti-progressive agendas and mindsets.

In forums such as these, we can begin to form the basis for a new cultural studies front in a resurgent culture war.

About the speaker
Donald E. Hall is Dean of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University, a highly ranked research institution in the northeastern US, where he is also a professor of English.  Hall has written, edited, or co-edited 11 scholarly books, including Queer Theories (Palgrave, 2003), Subjectivity (Routledge, 2004), and Reading Sexualities (Routledge, 2009).  In 2012, he co-edited The Routledge Queer Studies Reader with Annamarie Jagose, Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

For more details/queries, contact the organizer, Gerard Goggin, Dept of Media and Communications (gerard.goggin at sydney.edu.au)

Gerard Goggin
ARC Future Fellow
Professor of Media and Communications
Department of Media and Communications
University of Sydney

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