[Air-L] CFP: Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2012 -- Paris

Gilbert B. Rodman gbrodman at mindspring.com
Sun Apr 24 19:20:48 PDT 2011

The Association for Cultural Studies is very pleased to release the Call 
for Papers for the next Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference, to be 
held 2-6 July 2012 in Paris, France.

Conference details are below.  Submission forms for both papers and 
sessions can be found on the conference website: 

We look forward to seeing many of you in Paris next year!

Gil Rodman
Acting Chair, ACS


We are pleased to announce that the 9th International Conference 
Crossroads in Cultural Studies will be held in Paris, France, from July 
2nd to 6th, 2012, hosted by Sorbonne Nouvelle University and UNESCO.

The city of Paris has a long and complex history as a crossroad between 
cultures and peoples. Paris has played an important role in the 
development and circulation of the works of authors and thinkers that 
have shaped the postcolonial imagination in a significant way. Drawing 
on their tradition of comprehensive and critical thought, the organizers 
seek contributions in the form of papers and panels that will continue 
to examine the intersection between culture, power and knowledge from 
within the framework of Cultural Studies.

The conference will also be hosted by UNESCO, the international 
organization that has always championed cultural diversity and 
difference. Given the long association between Cultural Studies research 
and UNESCO, this conference should be an occasion for Cultural Studies 
to look back on its own evolution as well as explore new scholarly insights.


       12 World-class Keynote Speakers from all over the world will 
address the conference at keynote and plenary sessions. Among them, 
Sarah Ahmed, Marie-Hélène Bourcier, Jeremy Gilbert, Achille Mbembe, 
Walter Mignolo, Bobby Noble, Phaedra Pezzullo, Françoise Vergès. With 
the participation of Stuart Hall and Jacques Rancière (to be confirmed).

       State of the art conference topics. All topics relevant to 
Cultural Studies, especially new and innovative areas of research are 

       Submit your proposal now! The call for papers and organized panel 
proposals is now open. Check the submission guidelines and submit before 
September 30, 2011.

       ACS Assistance Scheme for Crossroads 2012. 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.

       Attractive and convenient accommodation in the heart of the city 
of Paris and close to the conference venues. Cheaper campus 
accommodation will also be available close at hand at the International 
Paris University Campus.

       Spread the news. Please forward this message to your colleagues 
and friends! We look forward to seeing you in Paris in 2012!

Prof Éric Maigret (Conference Director) on behalf of the National and 
Local Committees

Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris

Website: http://www.crossroads2012.org

Contact: crossroads2012 at univ-paris3.fr

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