Main theme: Beyond the Culture Industry
Date: July 3rd to July 5th 2013
Venue: National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Campus
Organizers: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society, Asia Research Institute, and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS
Opening keynote speaker: Professor Lily Kong, Vice-President, National University of Singapore
Closing keynote speaker: Professor Thongchai Winichakul, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Plenary panel 1: Beyond the Culture Industry. Speakers include Stephan Chan (Academic Dean, Faculty of Arts, Lingnan University, Hong Kong), Audrey Yue (University of Melbourne), and Ashish Rajadhyaksha (Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore)
Plenary panel 2: Power, Politics and Pop Culture. Speakers include Meaghan Morris (University of Sydney), Kian-Woon Kwok (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), and C.J.W.L. Wee (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Plenary panel 3: States of Emergency. Speakers include Kim Soyoung (Korean National University of Art), Hilmar Farid (National University of Singapore), and Mary John, (Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi)
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Call for Panels and Papers
Announcement of accepted panels and papers: Jan 15th 2013
For graduate students, please submit your paper for the Graduate Conference
The general theme of the 2013 conference is “Beyond the Culture Industry”. In the past two decades, the cultural sphere of rising Asian economies has increasingly shifted from being marked by the politics of authoritarianism and democratization to being pervaded by the market logic of deepening capitalism. The development of Asian culture industries has come under increasing scrutiny in cultural studies. However, we note that the emphases have been on the cultural policy of developmental states and the production of the cultural economy. For the 2013 conference, we seek to move beyond these emphases and inquire into the politics of culture that accompanies the neoliberalization of the cultural sphere.
We welcome panel proposals of 3-4 papers based on the general theme and other important topics in inter-Asia cultural studies today. Panels proposed will be listed on the Submitted Panels page on the IACS Society website. The Submitted Panels page will be updated every evening; please check back the next day to see whether you have successfully submitted your panel. To facilitate panel construction and encourage interaction between scholars, we will be providing the Call for Panels Bulletin Board for prospective panel organizers to put up their panel ideas and contact email — interested presenters are encouraged to either look for a panel to join or to put up a panel idea on the Bulletin Board. The call is now open — please submit your panel proposal using our Call for Panels online form.
While we prefer panel proposals, we will be accepting individual paper proposals, on condition that author(s) would accept our decision on the organization of relevant papers into panels and the right to reorganize panels due to withdrawals and other contingencies. Papers proposed will be listed on the Submitted Papers page of the IACS Society website. The Submitted Papers page will be updated every evening; please check back the next day to see whether you have successfully submitted your paper. The call is now open — please submit your paper proposal using our Call for Papers online form.
We are organizing a post-graduate conference over 2 days, 1st-2nd July, before the main conference. The call for post-graduate papers is now open. To encourage peer interaction, exchange and support between post-graduate students in a conducive learning environment, post-graduate students are required to submit their papers for the post-graduate conference. Post-graduate student papers will only be considered for the main conference if the papers are part of panels proposed by faculty members of a tertiary educational or research institution.
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