Welcome to the CSAA 2012 conference website
We are pleased to announce that the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia annual conference for 2012 will be held in Sydney, from December 4th to 6th, with a “Pre-fix” event for postgraduate and early career researchers on December 3rd. It is hosted by the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney with support from the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, the Department of Media and Communications, and the Department of French Studies.
The theme for the 2012 conference is “Materialities: Economies, Empiricism, and Things”. The organisers are calling for proposals of papers and panels on this theme and reflecting contemporary research in the field of Cultural Studies.
Keynote speakers: Jennifer Biddle (UNSW), Brenda L. Croft (UNSW), Ross Chambers (Michigan), Katherine Gibson (UWS), Ros Gill (University of London), Gay Hawkins (UQ), Lesley Head (Wollongong), Bev Skeggs (Goldsmiths, London).
Other plenary speakers will include: Ien Ang (UWS), Tony Bennett (UWS), Stuart Cunningham (QUT), John Frow (Melbourne), John Hartley (Curtin/Cardiff), Meaghan Morris (Sydney), Stephen Muecke (UNSW), Tom O’Regan (UQ), and Graeme Turner (UQ).
The CSAA conference is the annual event of Australia and New Zealand’s regional association for Cultural Studies researchers. The Association formed in 1992 and annual conferences have been hosted around Australia and in New Zealand.
NewsIPHONE/ANDROID APP AVAILABLE: The CSAA2012 conference app which is now downloadable from the apple and android stores - search for CSAA2012. The app contains most program information, including abstracts, and also allows you to set reminders for particular panels, create your own schedule, and includes a map connecting accommodation and registration sites and links to social media.
PRE-FIX PROGRAM AVAILABLE
The Pre-Fix program is available here: CSAA2012 program. PROGRAM AVAILABLE
The conference program can now be downloaded in .pdf form here: CSAA2012 program. iPhone and Android app version coming soon!WEB UPDATES: SCHEDULE AND BURSARIES
A conference schedule has been posted on the "Program" page and information about the bursary scheme is available on the bursary page under the registration menu. Reminder! Early Bird Registration closes October 15!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Select the "Registration" link on the menu above to access the registration form.
REFLECTING ON THE FIELD
The 2012 CSAA conference will feature a major forum bringing together key voices from the history of developing Cultural Studies in Australia. Speakers will include Ien Ang (UWS), Tony Bennett (UWS), Stuart Cunningham (QUT), John Frow (Melbourne), John Hartley (QUT), Meaghan Morris (Sydney), Stephen Muecke (UNSW), Tom O’Regan (UQ), and Graeme Turner (UQ).
3rd DECEMBER PRE-FIX EVENTS FOR POSTGRADS AND ECRS
The day before the conference proper there will be a special day of events for postgraduate students and early career researchers in the field of Cultural Studies. Events will include:
- a panel on research career planning, discussing teaching, research, service and mentoring
- a panel on the scholarly/research use of social networking
- a forum on scholarly journal publishing, including submission, review and editing processes
- a "speed networking" event designed to build new cross-institutional networks