Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACS) Conference 2013: Beyond the Culture Industry
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.
Conference website - http://culturalstudies.asia/iacs-conference-2013/
This conference is organised by the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACS), and is hosted by the Asia Research Institute and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore.
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.
OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Professor Lily Kong
Vice-President (University and Global Relations), and Department of Geography,
National University of Singapore
CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Professor Thongchai Winichakul
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
SUBMISSION OF PANEL PROPOSALS (DEADLINE: 1 DEC 2012)
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. We will only accept panel proposals, not individual paper proposals.
To facilitate panel construction and encourage interaction between scholars, we will be providing the CFP 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 online form by 1 December 2012.
Successful applicants will be notified in beginning January 2013. Accommodation information, registration fees schedule, and other details about the conference can be found at the conference admin page.
For enquiries, please email the IACS Conference Secretary, Dr Daniel Goh at [email protected]