Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ECCS 2015 - The European Conference on Cultural Studies

ECCS 2015 - The European Conference on Cultural Studies
13th to 16th July 2015
Brighton, United Kingdom

Join IAFOR in Brighton, UK, from July 13-16, for the European Conference on Cultural Studies 2015. Explore the conference theme of "Human Rights, Justice, Media and Culture" in an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary setting.

Enquiries: eccs@iafor.org
Web address: http://iafor.org/iafor/conferences/eccs2015/
Sponsored by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum

ECCS2015 Conference Chairs

Professor Baden Offord
ECCS2015 Conference Chair
From 22 January 2015, Director and Professor, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Australia. Vice President-International, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia

Baden Offord is an internationally recognized specialist in human rights, sexuality and culture. In 2012 he was a sponsored speaker, invited by the European External Action Service and the European Commission, together with the Human Rights and Democracy Network and Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation to the 14th EU-NGO Human Rights Forum in Brussels where he spoke on ASEAN and sexual justice issues. In the same year he conducted a three-week lecture tour of Japan sponsored by the Australian Prime Minister's Educational Assistance Funds post the Great Eastern Tohoku Earthquake in 2011.

Among his publications are the books Homosexual Rights as Human Rights: Activism in Indonesia, Singapore and Australia (2003), Activating Human Rights (co-edited with Elizabeth Porter, 2006), Activating Human Rights Education (co-edited with Christopher Newell, 2008), and Activating Human Rights and Peace: Theories, Practices, Contexts (co-edited with Bee Chen Goh and Rob Garbutt, 2012). His most recent co-authored publication in the field of Australian Cultural Studies is titled Inside Australian Culture: Legacies of Enlightenment Values (with Kerruish, Garbutt, Wessell and Pavlovic, 2014), which is a collaborative work with the Indian cultural theorist Ashis Nandy.

He has held visiting positions at The University of Barcelona, La Trobe University, the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and Rajghat Education Centre, Varanasi. In 2010-2011 he held the Chair (Visiting Professor) in Australian Studies, Centre for Pacific Studies and American Studies, The University of Tokyo.

Prior to his appointment at Curtin University, he was Professor of Cultural Studies and Human Rights at Southern Cross University, where he was a faculty member from 1999-2014. He is the Vice-President of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia.

Donald E. Hall
ECCS2015 Conference Chair
Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel Dean
Lehigh University, USA

Donald E. Hall has published widely in the fields of British Studies, Gender Theory, Cultural Studies, and Professional Studies. Prior to arriving at Lehigh in 2011, he served as Jackson Distinguished Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English (and previously Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages) at West Virginia University (WVU). Before his tenure at WVU, he was Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), where he taught for thirteen years. He is a recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award at CSUN, was a visiting professor at the National University of Rwanda, was 2001 Lansdowne Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Victoria (Canada), was Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Cultural Studies at Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria, for 2004-05, and was Fulbright Specialist at the University of Helsinki for 2006. He has taught also in Sweden, Romania, Hungary, and China. He has served on numerous panels and committees for the Modern Language Association (MLA), including the Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion and the Convention Program Committee. In 2012, he served as national President of the Association of Departments of English. In 2013, he was elected to and began serving on the Executive Council of the MLA.

His current and forthcoming work examines issues such as professional responsibility and academic community-building, the dialogics of social change and ethical intellectualism, and the Victorian (and our continuing) interest in the deployment of instrumental agency over our social, vocational, and sexual selves. His book, The Academic Community: A Manual For Change, was published by Ohio State University Press in the fall of 2007. His tenth book, Reading Sexualities: Hermeneutic Theory and the Future of Queer Studies, was published in the spring of 2009. In 2012, he and Annamarie Jagose, of the University of Auckland, collaborated on a volume titled The Routledge Queer Studies Reader, which was published in July of that year. He continues to lecture worldwide on the value of a liberal arts education and the need for nurturing global competencies in students and interdisciplinary dialogue in and beyond the classroom.

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Conference Theme and Streams

The conference theme for 2015 is "Human Rights, Justice, Media and Culture", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Submissions are organized into the following thematic streams:

Streams:
Black Feminism
Critical Legal Studies
Critical Race Theory
Cultural Geography
Cultural History
Cultural Studies
Cultural Studies Pedagogy
Education
Gender studies / Feminist Theory
Justice Studies
Linguistics, Language and Cultural Studies
Media Studies
Orientalism
Political Philosophy
Political Theory
Queer Theory
Social Criticism
Sociology
Visual Culture

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