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[UPDATE] Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions
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The University of Queensland, Work-in-Progress conference
Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions
The 13th Work-In-Progress Conference will address cultural transition and/or adaptation from a theoretical, critical, or creative perspective from any of (though not restricted to) the analogous disciplines of English, Media and Cultural Studies, and Art History. The WIP Conference is held annually at The University of Queensland, and has, in the past, welcomed students and scholars alike to present papers in a safe and relaxed, but professional environment. We are pleased to announce the presence of two distinguished academics: Professor Toby Miller, Media and Cultural Studies scholar (University of California), as our keynote speaker and Professor Donald Sassoon, Comparative European History scholar (Queen Mary, University of London), as a roundtable guest.
At this time, we invite postgraduate students from local, national and international universities to present papers which contend with issues of adaptation and transition in relation to all areas of culture and cultural tradition, practice, development and exploration, employing theories that dominate or challenge the current academic field or relate to creative endeavours. Topics may include, but are not limited to, papers about:
*media adaptations (eg. adapting books into films, a material approach to adapting a novel for the stage, etc.)
Papers should conform to a 15-20 minute presentation time, followed by a 10 minute question period. Proposals for panels are welcome. Please submit a 200-300 word summary of your paper topic, as well as a 50 word bio, to: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2009.
We have a limited number of bursaries of up to $500 available for honours and masters students from Australian and New Zealand universities, which are offered by The University of Queensland Graduate School. For more information about bursaries, visit: http://www.emsah.uq.edu.au/wip2009/Bursaries.html