Call for papers — Multiculturalism and “Asia”
Monash Asia Institute in conjunction with the School of Political & Social Inquiry Monash University
21-22 Nov 2013
Monash Asia Institute together with the School of Political and Social Inquiry will host an international workshop of ‘Multiculturalism and “Asia”’ at Monash University, Caulfield campus in Melbourne on 21 and 22 November 2013.
The workshop has two key purposes. One is to broaden and reconsider the studies of multiculturalism and multicultural questions, which have been developed mostly in Western contexts by examining Asian experiences. While we have witnessed the decline or demise of multiculturalism in many Western countries in the last decade, the discussion of multiculturalism has been capturing more attention in Asian (especially East Asian) countries. It is thus significant for anyone concerned with multiculturalism to make a serious investigation into this emerging phenomenon.
By “Asian” experiences, we do not just mean those of Asian countries. We will also examine the experiences of migrants/diasporas of Asian backgrounds in Asian regions including Australia. This is related to the other purpose of the workshop, that is, to reconsider multicultural issues beyond the hitherto dominant framework of the nation-state. Transnational connections and affiliations fostered by Asian migrants/diasporas will be examined in terms of their implications for multicultural questions in the local context. We will also consider how shifting international relations of “home” and host countries affects their sense of belonging and membership in the host countries, as well as the interplay between transnational and local/city affiliations.
Confirmed speakers include: Ien Ang (University of Western Sydney), Kim Hyun Mee (Yonsei University), Hsiao-Chuan Hsia (Shih Hsin University), Yuko Kawai (Rikkyo Univeristy), Fran Martin (Melbourne University).
We are inviting proposals for paper presentations on the following issues, though proposals that are in other ways relevant to the two key themes will also be considered.
I. Multiculturalism in Asia (with some emphasis on East Asia):
- National/local policy and media representation/discourse of multiculturalism
- Recognition of cultural differences, especially “Asians” and “mixed race”
- Everyday multiculturalism and mundane negotiation with cultural diversity
- Transnational alliance to critically engage with multicultural questions
II. Asian diasporas and de-nationalized understanding of multicultural questions
- Rooted transnationalism & intertwined association with “here” & “there”
- Sense of multiple belonging & membership and its implication for local multicultural questions
- Migrants’/diasporas’ diverse access to media communication and diverse modes of national identification
- Asian migrants/diasporas and the rise of their “home” culture
- Asian Australians, generational shifts and Australia’s “Asian literacy”
The workshop is part of a larger research project of the Institute. It aims to be discussion-oriented and all speakers will give a concise talk of the main points for 15 minutes. Speakers are not expected to present complete papers but to raise key theoretical questions with related empirical examination.
Please send your paper proposals (less than 300 words) with your affiliation details and e-mail address no later than 30 June to:MAI-Enquiries@monash.edu
You can find more details of the workshop and the venue at the webpage of Monash Asia Institute:http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/mai/international-workshop-multiculturalism-and-asia/
CFP: 8th Australian Media Traditions Conference: Places, Spaces, Networks, and Intermedia
25th and 26th (Monday–Tuesday) November, 2013
University of Queensland, Brisbane Qld.
The School of English, Media Studies, and Art History at the University of Queensland invites submissions for papers and panels for the 8th Biennial Australian Media Traditions Conference.
The Australian Media Traditions conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for media workers and scholars (academic and journalistic) to present historically inflected research. These conferences present a wide array of media research characterised by a deep historical perspective. Longstanding areas of interest for the conference include: established and new media, mainstream or corporate media (telecommunications, television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books), informal or personal media, and points of convergence among these. The conference is concerned with the connections among media content, people, practices, and institutions, and their social context. The conference considers Australia a part of the world, and so is interested in media globally.
The theme of this year’s conference is Places, Spaces, Networks, and Intermedia and submissions are especially sought in relation to these categories: Places speaks to the role of geography in media, examining it from the perspective of the city, region, state, or nation; Spaces speaks to the material infrastructure of the media, including studios, equipment, and facilities; Networks speaks to the human infrastructure of the media, their social ties, professional comportments, and career trajectories; and Intermedia speaks to the relations among media, including content adaptations, and structural or strategic continuities.
We invite submissions for individual papers and pre-formulated panels addressed to the above themes, as well as in all areas of historically-informed media, communications, and journalism studies, including:
- Histories of media industries, institutions, individuals, incidents, audiences, genres - including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, book publishing, music
- Contemporary media history, such as histories of the internet, gaming, mobile media and user-generated content
- Politics and media history
- Journalism, photo-journalism and other media professions and practices
- Media, communications and cultural policy and regulation
- Globalisation and communications networks
- Indigenous media and communications
- Media and technological change
- Personal media - photography, diaries, online profiles
- History, media representation and social memory
- Documentary and social and natural history
For individual academic papers: please submit an abstract of up to 300 words plus a brief biographical note.
For panels: please submit an outline of up to 600 words including mini abstracts and bios of the three proposed panellists.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, 24 June 2013.
Submissions should be addressed to the Conference Organising Committee, email@example.com. You will be notified about acceptance of papers and panels by 15 July.
Convenors: Tom O’Regan & Jason Jacobs
Conference Administrator: Huw Walmsley-Evans
CFP: The 18th Annual Conference of AAWP (Australasian Association of Writing Programs)
Dates: Monday 25 November – Wednesday 27 November 2013
Venue: University of Canberra
Deadline for abstracts: Abstracts for refereeing are due by 3 May 2013. Abstracts for the non-refereed stream are due by 15 May 2013.
The 18th annual conference of the AAWP will be a site for creative manoeuvres of divergent kinds. It will showcase artistic works and highlight creative modes of speaking; it will enable investigations of how we make and say; it will provide opportunities to explore how creative artists engage with research.
Presentations will generally be brief (five minutes each), themed and organised to encourage the exchange of ideas. Discussions will follow, allowing participants to expand on their ideas and engage with others. Full refereed papers will be published as part of the conference proceedings. Some creative sessions will be longer, and this will be at the discretion of the conference organisers.
Papers are invited in three streams: 1) a refereed scholarly stream; 2) a creative stream; 3) a general (non-refereed stream).
Papers and creative presentations are encouraged to explore, but are not limited to, the following:
• creative expression
• a way of making
• a way of being
• a linguistic manoeuvre
• slant and/or opaque
• a deviation or subversion
• a tactic for expressing bodily experience
• connected to other kinds of art
• creative collaboration
Full details are in the attached flier or can be found on the conference website:
Registration for the conference will open April 1st.
If you have any questions, or need any more information, please feel free to contact
Conference Coordinator| AAWP 18| University of Canberra| 25-27 November, 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS: Mapping Your Law/Lore
Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association, 2013 Conference
The Sebel, Mandurah, Western Australia
The original vision that led to the formation of ACRAWSA in 2002 was “to bring together scholars who shared an interest in the study of whiteness and race in order to develop an association whereby our work could be showcased and presented as there was and remains no formal race and whiteness field of study within Australian Universities.” Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson
This conference aims to once again bring together scholars who share an interest in the study of critical whiteness and race to showcase and present their work. Much of the early work by scholars of whiteness studies in Australia was in relation to legal issues such as Native Title and Indigenous Sovereignty, a theme that is reflected at this year’s conference. The conference also acknowledges the place of lore in creation of our present and future, thus extending beyond a singularly legal theme. Both law and lore are used to guide direction and understanding of the world around us. Law and lore are the cartography, the maps, on life’s journey for understanding what is expected and assumed; for aspirations, values and how life is lived.
Cartography creates what it wants to see based on the lore and law it has known. As the work of Minnie Bruce Pratt (1991) suggests, alternative forms of cartography are often ignored by dominant Settler cultures. Therefore we find maps and lore of early colonisers claiming “discovery” of wild, untamed lands. For First Nations peoples these same lands were places of complex, intricate relationships where clear tracks, patterns and maps could plainly be seen. The law and lore gave direction to life, its rich interconnectedness weaving together in sophisticated ways not discernible to coloniser’s eyes.
The theme of the 2013 conference considers the law and lore used and maps developed, exposed, highlighted or cultivated in the eleven years since the founding of ACRAWSA. Further, in considering issues of sovereignty, literature, class, sexuality, gender and justice in relation to critical race and whiteness it intends to pause, reflect and mark this spot so as to consider the future and potential forms of cartography we might utilise in creation of that future.
Format – individual papers
Individual papers will follow the standard format of a 20 minute presentation and 10 minutes for questions. Paper abstracts should be no more than 200 words in length, and should be accompanied by a 50 word biographical note about the author(s).
Format – symposia
Symposia will encompass a 1.5 hour session, and those interested in facilitating one should submit the three 200 word abstracts to be included in the session along with biographical details of each author. It is expected that submitted panels will have a theme that links the three papers.
- mapping representations of the law in literature
- myths surrounding self-determination and sovereignty
- impact of law / lore on Indigenous incarceration
- the lore of Indigenous education
- laws that define futures
- lore surrounding refugee arrivals
- application of research maps in community organisations
- the terrain of lore-lessness/law-lessness
- what is critical about whiteness studies
- creating lore-full partnerships between academia and community
- the lore of policy development
- law / lore keepers
- the lore of disadvantage and privilege
Please submit abstracts and biographies no later than July 5, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be an opportunity to publish in a special issues of the ejournal Critical Race and Whiteness Studies.
Call for Papers: Representations of “The Family” in Television (Edited Collection)
We invite contributions for an edited collection that examines the shifts in representations of “the family” in television. It is the aim of this book to trace and critically explore the many permutations of the family in relation to cultural anxieties and socio-political change.
We seek submissions adopting a Cultural Studies approach that critique “the family” in relation to issues including, but not limited to:
- Familial compositions. E.g. “blended”, “single parent”, “adoptive/foster”, “same-sex”, “patriarchal nuclear”, “dysfunctional”
- Specific subject positions and cultural constructs. E.g. patriarch/father figures, matriarch/mother figures, “the teenager”
- Sexuality (including monogamy and polygamy)
- National identity
- Late capitalism
- Generational relationships
- Public/private domains
- Urban/suburban anxieties
- Surveillance society
- Loss of community/re-workings of community
Texts that could be discussed include, but are not limited to, Family Ties, The Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Growing Pains, The Cosby Show, Diff’rent Strokes, Good Times, The Nanny, Step-by-Step, Full House, Who’s the Boss, The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, Desperate Housewives, Modern Family, Two and a Half Men, The Gilmore Girls, Family Matters, Big Love, Married with Children, Roseanne, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The Wonder Years, Seventh Heaven, Life Goes On, South Park, Packed to the Rafters, House Husbands, Kath and Kim, Redfern Now, Till Death Us Do Part, Bless this House, Love Thy Neighbour, The Royle Family, My Family, Dani’s House, Life with Boys.
Please send a 300-500 word abstract with a working title and brief biographical statement (including your contact information, affiliation, position and also a list of relevant publications) in MS Word format to the editors, Dr Kara-Jane Lombard and Dr Alzena MacDonald, Lecturers in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University (Perth, Western Australia), via shared mailbox: TV.email@example.com by 7 June 2013.
Please note: the submission of a complete paper is not necessary. We will invite papers (6500 - 7000 words) for the collection after the deadline for abstract submission.
Call for Papers: Pacific Journalism Review: Celebrity and Scandals
Edition editors: Professor Barry King and Dr Rosser Johnson (AUT), and Dr Allison Oosterman (unthemed papers)
Managing editor: Professor David Robie (PMC–AUT)
Associate editor: Dr Allison Oosterman (AUT)
Frontline editor: Professor Wendy Bacon (ACIJ)
Reviews editor: Dr Allison Oosterman
An increasingly salient feature of media coverage is concerned with what might in the broadest terms be termed a crisis of moral leadership. This crisis, certainly sharing some of the features of a media driven moral panic, also reflects empirical trends such as the disturbing increase in corporate malfeasance on the one hand, and on the other “lapses” in professional behaviour by celebrity media commentators.
We invite contributions that explore the organisational and textual dynamics of celebrity scandals in the New Zealand media, encompassing analyses of the local celebrity system, the construction and circulation of images of political and cultural leadership and the politics of biculturalism. Since the celebrity system is embedded in the global media, contributions that explore parallel developments in the Pacific Rim and in the UK are also welcomed.
Submissions that explore, from an historical and/or contemporary perspective the following themes are welcomed:
- Changing images of nationhood and leadership
- The cultural dynamics of celebrity in a small country
- The transformation of political discourse from inspiration to prevarication
- Individual responsibility and the community
- Journalism, professionalism and political economy of fame
- Agenda setting and norm setting in celebrity news
- The role of the internet in the development of do-it-yourself celebrity
- Talent contests and national pride
- The tensions between global and local forms of prestige.
- Sport and the writing of the Book of Fame
- Adversarial versus aditorial politics.
Articles on other unthemed topics related to media and journalism theory and practice may also be considered for the edition.
The double blind peer-reviewed journal has five main sections: Research articles, Commentaries, Frontline, Forum and Reviews.
The APA-based style guide is at: www.pjreview.info/style-guide
Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Managing editor: Professor David Robie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Articles up to 6000 words
Commentaries 1500 to 3000 words
Deadline for articles: June 20, 2013
CSAA Mentorship Scheme
CSAA Mentorship Scheme
Elizabeth Stephens, our Memberships Officer, is happy to announce that this year the CSAA will be piloting a mentorship scheme for its members. Our aim is to support the professional development of members, with an emphasis on early career researchers and scholars without institutional support.
Elizabeth would like to invite those of you who would like to apply to be mentees, or who would be willing to offer their support as mentors, to contact her at email@example.com to indicate your interest. Mentees should identify the key areas in which they are seeking mentoring (eg: publication, promotion etc). Any questions about the scheme should also be directed to Elizabeth.
Please note that this offer is open to members only. If you are not a member already, but would like to be a part of this scheme, please submit your details to the CSAA membership database under the 'Join CSAA' tab. We're very close to having the Paypal account operational, so submit your details and sit tight, and we'll contact you about payment soon. And don't forget that if you registered for the 2012 CSAA conference, you are now a member and eligible to participate.