Volume VIII No.1 / January 13, 2017


 

CALL FOR PAPERS IACS CONFERENCE 2017  

 

 

 

Dear all,

This is the last reminder for the approaching deadline (January 31st 2017) for proposal submission at 2017 IACS Conference in Seoul, Korea. Please find the CFP below. We are looking forward to receiving your submissions.

Kindest regards,
2017 IACS Conference Steering Committee

 

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CFP 2017 INTER-ASIA CULTURAL STUDIES CONFERENCE

SungKongHoe University, Seoul, Korea, July 28-30, 2017

 

MAIN THEME
“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 hegemony. The term should open up new research areas and agendas of inter-Asia cultural studies.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Keynote Speech: “Dynamics of Asia and the World in the First and Second Globalization and Alternative Globalization Movement” by Cho Heeyeon (Superintendent, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education)

 

Plenary Sessions:
1. Worlding Inter-Asia
- Rob Wilson (University of California, Santa Cruz)
- Gaik Cheng Khoo (The University of Nottingham)
- Tejaswini Niranjana (Lingnan University)
- Soyoung Kim (Korea National University of Arts)

2. Social and Political Movement: Inter-Asian Legacy
- Wondam Paik (Sunkonghoe University)
- Wang Xiaoming (Shanghai University)
- Noer Rachman (Presidential Staff Office, Indonesia)
- TBA

3. Youth and Social Movement
- Hyunmee Kim (Yonsei University)
- Mouri Yoshitaka (Tokyo University of the Arts)
- Ho Sik Ying, Petula (University of Hong Kong)
- TBA

 

Panel Sessions: Full day 09:00 – 17:30 for three days (Fri, 28 – Sun, 30 July). 90 minutes per session. 3 sessions to be held on one day.

 

 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
We prefer trans-local panel proposals and discourage single-university or single-country panels. Priority will be given to panel proposal, rather than individual proposal.
Proposals must be submitted electronically via our submission system. Please visit the conference website (http://culturalstudies.asia/iacs-conference-2017) to submit proposals. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission deadline: Jan 31, 2017
Announcement of acceptance: March 1, 2017
Registration: March 1 – April 30, 2017 (Early-bird), May 1 – July 10, 2017 (Regular)
Conference: July 28-30, 2017

 

CONTACT:
For general inquiries, please contact the organisers through the conference email address: iacs.seoul@gmail.com
More information can be found at http://culturalstudies.asia/iacs-conference-2017