Submission Deadline Extended to December 20th, 2017
Considering the obstruction in accessing the Crossroads 2018 conference website in the last three weeks of October, the organizing committee has decided to extend the submission deadline to December 20th, 2017 for both the main conference and pre-conference.
You can submit your panel or paper proposal here.
For Pre-conference: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pcxr2018
This is the very first time for "Crossroads in Cultural Studies" conference to come to Mainland China. Hosted by Shanghai University, Crossroads 2018 has an exciting line up. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with leading researchers in the field. Featured speakers for now include Meaghan Morris, Lawrence Grossberg, WEN Tiejun, Sandro Mezzadra, Neferti X.M. Tadiar, and many more speakers to be announced!
Also, a unique online bulletin board called "People's Park" has been made accessible. Participants who need to organize panels are encouraged to find their panel partners with this platform. Please feel free to contact them to organize panels if you have similar ideas. You can also email the organizers (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “People’s Park” if you are willing to find panel partners by joining “People’s Park.” A Microsoft Word attachment file (doc, docx) including the topic of your individual paper, suggestions for the topics of the potential panel you might organize, and personal information such as an email address and research interests will also be needed.
Keynote Speakers Stay tuned for the announcement of more speakers!
Suggested Topics for Crossroads 2018 Shanghai
The Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference has played an important role in the creation of a global discussion of Cultural Studies. It has become a major international conference where scholars from all five continents gather regularly to exchange research, views, and insights. Organized by the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), the Crossroads conference is held every other year in different parts of the world. Previous conferences have taken place in Sydney (Australia), Birmingham (United Kingdom), Urbana-Champaign (USA), Istanbul (Turkey), Kingston (Jamaica), Hong Kong (China), Paris (France), and Tampere (Finland).
A day-long postgraduate/graduate research student conference will precede the main conference on August 11th.
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