Call for papers
Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now International Conference
Asian Cultural & Media Studies Research Cluster, Monash Asia Institute
Thu 6- Fri 7 Nov 2014 (Proposals due no later than 12 May)
The Asian Cultural & Media Studies Research Cluster of the Monash Asia Institute, Monash University will host an international conference, ‘Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now’ at Monash University, Caulfield campus in Melbourne on 6 and 7 November 2014.
The conference aims to critically revisit some of the key issues in the study of Asian culture, media and communications, which have been developed rapidly over the last twenty years, to discuss what kinds of new approaches and scholarly frameworks are required in the current socio-historical context. The conference will focus on four key areas of investigation, whose historical significance and transgressive potential requires reassessment in light of the advancement of market-driven processes of globalization and intensifying socio-economic disparity:
1) Alternative modernities and de-Westernization
2) Trans-Asian connections, dialogue and unevenness
3) Cultural convergence, citizenship and socio-cultural diversity
4) Mobility, imagined communities and cosmopolitanism
We are inviting proposals for paper presentations on these issues, although proposals that are in other ways relevant to the topic of Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now will also be considered.
The conference format will be discussion-oriented and all speakers will give a concise talk of the main points for 10-15 minutes. Speakers are not expected to present complete papers but to raise key theoretical questions with related empirical examination where relevant.
Please send your paper proposals (less than 300 words) with your affiliation details and e-mail address no later than 12 May to: MAI-Enquiries@monash.edu
Please clearly put “Paper proposal for Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now” in the subject line. Acceptance of proposals will be notified in mid-June.
Please kindly be advised that we will not be able to offer financial support for participants’ travel costs. There will be no registration fees for the conference.
We look very much forward to receiving your proposals!
Koichi Iwabuchi, Olivia Khoo & Dan Black
(Conveners, Monash University, Australia)
Find out more:
A heart-felt need for dairy food
A daily small serve of dairy food may reduce the risk of heart disease or…
Monash Asia Institute: Research on Asia showcased
The 2014 Monash Asia Institute research day demonstrated the breadth of research on Asia from…
An appetite for life
A simple question about appetite can provide insights into old people’s general health that may…
Trans-Asia as method seminar series: Rise of anti-migration movements, jingoism and racism in Asia
We have been observing the rise of anti-migration sentiment, jingoism and racist attacks in many parts…
CALL FOR PAPERS DUE DATE EXTENDED -Interactive Futures: Young People’s Mediated Lives in the Asia Pacific and Beyond
URGENT – PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO 27th JUNE Interactive Futures: Young People’s Mediated…
ASAA Biennial Conference 2014
ASAA 2014 Biennial Conference 8-10 July 2014 AsiaScapes: Contesting Borders. ASAA is pleased to announce…
International Symposium: “Asia Literacy” in Practice
The importance of “Asia literacy” has been widely discussed in Australia since the 1990s and…
Call For Papers: Interactive Futures – Young People’s Mediated Lives in the Asia Pacific and Beyond
A conference hosted by the Consortium for Youth, Generations and Culture, Sociology, Monash University, the…
The Indonesian elections of 2014: a discussion
MAI/Centre of Southeast Asian Studies presents: The Indonesian elections of 2014: a discussion Where? The Krongold…
Photographs from 9 April Seminar: Securing Global Talent, A/Prof Nana Oishi
The Japanese Studies Centre was pleased to present this seminar in collaboration with MAI’s TransAsia…
Indian Elections 2014 What lies Beyond ?
Indian Elections 2014 What lies Beyond ? Nirupama Subramanian- Senior Associate Editor, The Hindu The election…
TRANS-ASIA Joint Seminar Series 2014 – Japanese Studies Centre with Monash Asia Institute
Securing Global Talent?: Highly Skilled Migration in Japan and Asia presented by Associate Professor Nana Oishi The…