The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS)

Venue: The Ramada Osaka Hotel

Location: Osaka, Japan

Event Date/Time: Mar 23, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 25, 2011
Registration Date: Mar 01, 2011
Early Registration Date: Jan 01, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 01, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Mar 01, 2011
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The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Inaugural Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, to be held from March 23-25 2011, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

The aim of this International Conference is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religion to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

By bringing together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas, ACCS 2011 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

As with IAFOR's other events, and in line with its "Education Without Borders" initiative, academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe, the US, and beyond, facilitating partnerships across borders.

The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies encourages participants from a range of inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, including but not limited to:

Cultural studies
Critical race theory
•Social criticism
•Queer theory
•Gender studies / feminist theory
•Black feminism
•Media studies
•Visual culture
•Cultural geography
•Cultural history
•Political theory
•Critical legal studies
•Political philosophy

Special Theme: "Brave New World"

The conference theme is "Brave New World" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. This theme can be explored in any way, but the programme adviser has suggested a number of sub-themes which may be explored

Post/colonial or trans/colonial?

Transformations of self and place
Beyond boundaries?

Difference, diversity, plurality
Cultural re/constructions

Politics and power

Ideologies of culture

However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of related disciplines and fields:

Submissions will be organizes into the following streams


Gender and sexuality
•Queering culture
•Environment, space and place
Cultural differences and stereotypes
•Constructions of self and other
•New social movements
•Contested spaces
•Subjectivities and identities


3-16-19, Toyosaki,Kitaku,Osaka,531-0072, Japan

Additional Information

Deadline for submission of abstracts: December 1 2011 Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: December 15 2011 Deadline for submission of full papers: March 1 2011 Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: March 1 2011 Conference Programme Published Online: March 5 2011 ACCS Conference: March 23-25 2011 Early Bird Registration USD $415 (35,000 JPY): Before January 1 2011 Advance Registration USD $525 (45,000 JPY): From January 1 2011 onwards, but before February 1 2011 Regular Registration USD $580 (50,000 JPY): From February 1 2011 onwards Virtual Registration USD $415 (35,000 JPY): Flat rate Non-presenter day rate: USD $415 (35,000 JPY): Flat rate