FIRST CALL FOR PANELS/PAPERS
CROSSROADS 2018 SHANGHAI
You may submit pre-organized panel proposals or individual paper proposals. Proposals must be submitted through the “Easy Chair” online system, this means that if you do not already have an “Easy Chair” account from a previous conference you will need to create one.
Panel duration: 90 minutes
Optimal number of presentations per panel: 4
Presentation duration: Not exceeding 20 minutes per paper
Panel format: presentation of individual papers followed by discussion and Q&A.
Other panel formats may also be used if suitable.
• Submit your proposal using the online forms before 24:00 December 20th, 2017 (Beijing Time)
• ACS assistance scheme for Crossroads 2018: The Association for Cultural Studies will offer a small number of grants to assist participants from ACS under-represented regions with travel accommodation or registration expenses.
• Information on keynote and plenary speakers, on registration and accommodation, and on the student pre-conference will follow soon.
• Spread the news! Please forward this message to your colleagues and friends, and we look forward to seeing you in Shanghai!
The conference is open to all topics relevant to cultural studies. Here are some suggested topics as food for thought, drawing on the work of our invited keynote, plenary and spotlight speakers, and on more general themes in cultural studies research. However, all contemporary cultural studies research is welcome at this conference:
Relationships between the urban and the rural
Political/cultural unconscious of the youth
Ideas and practices for the alternative
Knowledge production and its transformation
Rethinking university and the academic community
Return to the communities
Working class and the intellectual proletariat
Creative industry and cultural economy
Labour right and robot
Political and technical dimensions of “post-truth”
Practices of space
Food sovereignty, safety and quality
Redefinition of economy
New media and new politics
Law and everyday-life rationality
Immaterial labour and intellectual property
Rethinking time in the digital era
Regional cultural traditions and global mainstream culture
Borders and mobilities
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