3rd Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS) 2013

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  • Conference Theme: Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures

    The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners, including the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, is proud to announce the Third Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS), to be held from May 24-26 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

    The Third Asian Conference on Cultural Studies will offer a rich diversity of academic and cultural activity in the fantastically stimulating context of Japan, and in one of the world's great cities. Come and join us in Osaka for what promises to be a culturally stimulating, challenging and exciting event.

    Contemporary challenges and contexts of the local, regional, national and global raise urgent questions about cultural conviviality and cosmopolitan futures across the world. These are times when trans-cultural, trans-national and multicultural belonging are particularly being tested through environmental catastrophe, economic volatility, parochialism, fundamentalism, notions of cosmopolitan and multicultural exhaustion, and war. A key challenge lies in the paradox of culture, in which belonging has become a fundamental question of preservation, atavism, tradition and survival as well as hybridity, transgression, possibility and transformation. The aim of this conference theme is to respond to this paradoxical challenge by opening up discussion, critical reflection and analysis about emerging social and cultural identities that are formed at the intersection of multiple and multi-sited belongings.

    The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies invites academics and independent scholars from around the world to submit a proposal for presentation at the 2013 Conference in the form of an abstract.

    ACCS 2013 encourages participants from a range of inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, including but not limited to:

    • Cultural Studies
    • Sociology
    • Critical Race Theory
    • Social Criticism
    • Queer Theory
    • Gender studies / Feminist Theory
    • Black Feminism
    • Media Studies
    • Visual Culture
    • Cultural Geography
    • Cultural History
    • Political Theory
    • Orientalism
    • Critical Legal Studies
    • Education
    • Political Philosophy
    • Linguistics, Language and Cultural Studies
    The submission of other topics for consideration is also welcome and we encourage sessions within and across a variety of related disciplines and fields.

    The conference theme is Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. This theme can be explored in any way, but the following sub-themes have been suggested by the conference chair, and may provide some inspiration, as well as offer some direction to researchers.

    Sub-themes: ACCS 2013 welcomes papers that focus on, but not limited to:

    • Seeking refuge
    • Unruly belonging(s)
    • Intersections of gender, race, religion, sexuality
    • Transforming cultures
    • Trans-cultural displacement/belonging
    • New imaginings/formations of home
    • Citizenship beyond borders
    • Communication, new technologies and belonging
    • Cultural narratives of belonging/not belonging
    • Cultural politics of survival/transgression
    • Cosmopolitan exhaustion/renewal
    • Belonging in the Anthropocene
    • Construction of identities
    • Multiple and complex belongings
    • Intersecting narratives and identity
    • Re-locating culture across borders

    Please note that you are asked to submit only ONE proposal of any kind to the ACCS 2013 conference. The deadline for submissions is February 1 2013.

    Publishing Opportunities

    Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, edited by Professor Elvira Sanatullova-Allison, Chair of the Education Department, St Lawrence University, USA.

    Sister Conference: The Asian Conference on Asian Studies

    The Third Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2013 will be held alongside the Third Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2013. Registration for either conference will allow attendees the option of attending sessions in the other.

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