Call for sessions proposals for conference: Current Issues in European Cultural Studies
1 November 2010
In June 2011 ACSIS arranges its fourth biannual conference on cultural research, this time on the subject “Current Issues in European Cultural Studies”. The conference will provide an updated inventory of main issues in European cultural studies today, covering cross-European topics and trends as well as regional developments in East, West, South, North and Central Europe. It thus presents European Cultural Studies but also gives a view of Europe through the spectrum of Cultural Studies.
The program has three main levels. First, a series of plenary sessions will deal with selected key current issues for cultural studies that partly connect to European perspectives and partly reach beyond this geographic scope. Second, a set of spotlight sessions open up for presentations and debates on the state of cultural studies in different regions of Europe, leading up to a final plenary discussing whether EU’s motto “united in diversity” is also applicable to European cultural studies. Third, cultural studies scholars from all over the world are welcome to propose and organise group sessions that run in parallel throughout the conference, and may deal with any empirical, methodological or theoretical subject within a wide definition of the cultural studies field. In this manner, the aim is to offer a rich expression of where the cultural studies field is going today, and what is the role of Europe in these developments.
Call for Sessions
We have just issued a wide Call for Sessions where we invite cultural studies scholars from all over the world to propose and organise group sessions that may deal with any empirical, methodological or theoretical subject within a wide definition of the cultural studies field. The conference is thus not restricted to Europe (as a region or a topic) but open to perspectives on other issues and from other parts of the world as well.
Each session lasts 1 hour 45 minutes and has room for 4-5 presentations. Conference organisers will encourage participants to contribute papers to your session by a general call for papers. Although we would like to encourage session organisers to leave the opportunity for all scholars to submit papers to their sessions, you may also attract presentations from within your own circle of colleagues and send a description of your session and a listing of all presentations to the conference organisers.
The plenaries and most parallel group sessions will be held in English, but some group sessions may also be held in Swedish and have a national focus.
If you wish to organise a session please send a 150-word description of your session to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission of proposals is November 1, 2010.
"Current Issues in European Cultural Studies" is organised by the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS), in collaboration with the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), picking up the thread from the conference "Inter: A European Cultural Studies Conference" that ACSIS similarly arranged in 2007.
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Last updated: Wed Sep 29 13:18:46 CEST 2010