Current Issues in European Cultural Studies:
ACSIS Conference 2011
15-17 June 2011 at Louis de Geer in Norrköping, Sweden
Organised by the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS)
in collaboration with the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS)
In June 2011 ACSIS arranges its fourth biannual conference on cultural research, this time on the subject “Current Issues in European Cultural Studies”. The conference will provide an updated inventory of main issues in European cultural studies today, covering cross-European topics and trends as well as regional developments in East, West, South, North and Central Europe. It thus presents European Cultural Studies but also gives a view of Europe through the spectrum of Cultural Studies.
The program has three main levels. First, a series of plenary sessions will deal with selected key current issues for cultural studies that partly connect to European perspectives and partly reach beyond this geographic scope. Second, a set of spotlight sessions open up for presentations and debates on the state of cultural studies in different regions of Europe, leading up to a final plenary discussing whether EU’s motto “united in diversity” is also applicable to European cultural studies. Third, cultural studies scholars from all over the world are welcome to propose and organise group sessions that run in parallel throughout the conference, and may deal with any empirical, methodological or theoretical subject within a wide definition of the cultural studies field. In this manner, the aim is to offer a rich expression of where the cultural studies field is going today, and what is the role of Europe in these developments.
Registration for the conference is now open, and the form can be found here.
The conference is supported by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Wenner-Gren Foundations, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Linköping University and the City of Norrköping.
Spotlight session 5 – “British Cultural Studies”
Panellists: John Hutnyk, Goldsmiths College, Roshini Kempadoo, University of East London, David Morley, Goldsmiths College, Mica Nava, University of East London
Moderator: Jeremy Gilbert, University of East London