Call for Paper

IACS CONFERENCE 2017

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CALL FOR PAPERS

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1. THEME STATEMENT

Worlding: Asia Beyond/After Globalization

Globalization as a concept has reached an impasse exhausted of its potential to generate imagination and critique. Hence worlding, defined in various ways such as “the whole new way to globalize” and “the art of being global”. In worlding, we are invited to re-imagine globalization in a new light unaffected by the dominant discourses of state and business. Unlike globalization, wording is neither a fatalistic structural force nor the triumphant sweep of neoliberal capitalism. It is practice of world-making, a pursuit of an alternative globalization (or globalizations).

The Inter-Asia cultural studies scholarship has been an effort to engage in cultural and intellectual construction of Asia. What Asia has been made during this initial phase? What Asia should be made in the future? With the theme of worlding, the 2017 conference hopes to re-examine the efforts thrown thus far and to appreciate emerging trans-bordering forms in Asia outside or in the gaps and cracks in the neoliberal hegemon. The term should open up new research areas and agendas of inter-Asia cultural studies.

2. SUB-THEMES

  • Reconstructing Asian experiences and memories as common properties: The Legacy of Bandung, Third-Worldism, Afro-Asia and South-South exchange
  • Subjects in Crisis: New Middle Class and Precariat in Asia
  • Regression/Retreat in Culture of Democracy: Anti-Politics, Nepotism and Hate Speech
  • Pop Asianism: Hyphenated Pop and Crossbordering Television Show Formats
  • New Media: Social Network Services and Technologies of Intimacy
  • Cinema: Film Studies as Asia Studies
  • Alternative Economy: Commons, Co-ops, Social Enterprises
  • New Urbanities: Urban Regeneration, Tourism and Artivism
  • Youth: Youth Activism/Inactivism and Radical Communalism
  • Disaster and Eco-Politics in Asia
  • Queering Asia: Geopolitics of Queer Studies
  • Migration and Multiculturalism: The Rise of Home and De-natioalization
  • Engaging/Disengaging China
  • Debating North Korea

3. PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

A. PRE-CONSTITUTED PANELS

  • We welcome panel proposals of 3-4 papers based on the general theme and other important topics in inter-Asia cultural studies today.
  • The Conference prefers trans-local panel proposals and discourages single-university or single-country panels. Priority will be given to panel proposal, rather than individual proposal.
  • Organizing more than 2 panels are not recommended, due to the possibility of conflicting schedule.
  • Panel proposals must be submitted electronically via the below submission system. Please click the below links and fill in the blanks.
  • Before starting the below proposal submission, please prepare details to fill in proposal application form: 1) Panel description (title, 300 words abstract, panel organiser’s information such as name, institution, email, and nationality) 2) Panel members’ collected information (title, 300 words abstract, author’s name, institution, email, and nationality).

 

B. INDIVIDUAL PAPERS

  • While we prefer panel proposals, we will be accepting individual paper proposals, on condition that author(s) would accept our decision on the organisation of relevant papers into panels and the right to reorganize panels due to withdrawals and other contingencies
  • Individual paper proposals must be submitted electronically via the below submission system. Please click the below links and fill in the blanks.
  • Before starting the below proposal submission, please prepare details to fill in proposal application form: paper title, 300 word abstract, participant’ name, institution, email, and nationality.

 

C. ROUNDTABLES

  • Roundtables allow a group of participants to convene with the goal of generating discussion around a shared concern. Roundtables are limited to no more than five participants, including the organizer. We encourage roundtables involving participants from different institutions, organizations, and countries.
  • Proposals for roundtables must include: roundtable title; a description of the position statements, questions, or debates that will be under discussion; and the names, titles, affiliations, email addresses, nationalities of the proposed roundtable organiser and participants.