[UPDATE] SINGAPORE June 2013: A Moving Worlds Conference (with the Division of English, NTU):14-17 June, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Moving Worlds & NTU's Division of English~Singapore
contact email: 
movingworlds@ntu.edu.sg

Transcultural Imaginaries
Making New, Making Strange

A Moving Worlds Conference in collaboration with the Division of English, NTU
Venue: School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU, Singapore
Dates: 14–17 June 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Ien Ang (University of Western Sydney)
Professor David Richards (Emeritus Professor, University of Stirling)

Invited Writers:
Merlinda Bobis (Philippines/Australia), Elizabeth Cook (UK), Dermot Healy (Ireland),
Lynette Hunter (USA), Olive Senior (Jamaica), Yang Lian (NZ/UK/China)

Organizing Committee:
Shirley Chew,Neil Murphy , Jennifer Crawford, Daniel Jernigan, Lim Lee Ching, Bede Scott

Transcultural Imaginaries, a multidisciplinary conference, celebrates Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings. Devoted to creative work as well as criticism, literary as well as visual forms of representation from different cultural traditions, writing in scholarly and more personal modes, in English and translations into English, the Journal began life in 2001 in Leeds and the UK, and has, since 2011 and in rhizome fashion, put down fresh roots in Singapore. Co-published today by the University of Leeds and Nanyang Technological University, Moving Worlds is sustained by more than a dozen years of established and significant connections; at the same time, with its current proximity to Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific region, it looks forward to representing new work, perspectives, and issues, and the exciting challenges this will bring.
Taking a cue from the Journal’s title, the central theme of the Conference is the transcultural, that is, the movement of cultures across regional, national, and international boundaries, and the diverse and rich transformations resulting from these crisscrossings. It explores newness and experimentation in areas such as literature, theatre, film, visual and practical arts, music, architecture; and the political, social, and economic contexts of these transcultural achievements. It investigates key issues such as the extent to which globalization has made possible significant innovations in the arts; the interrelationship between the indigenous and the global; the continuing claims of the past and tradition upon interpretations of our present world and lives. It speaks critically to specific literary texts/films/artworks; and to individual writers, artists, film-makers, and relevant theorists.
Visit us at: http://portal.cohass.ntu.edu.sg/TransculturalImaginaries/ and on Facebook.

We invite papers and proposals for panels (of 3-4 papers). Suggested topics include, but are not restricted to:
Translation and transcreation
Interregional exchange — the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean
Forms in Architecture
Rewriting diaspora
The transport of styles
Postcolonial aesthetics
Technology and visual arts and media
Inventing Asia
Travelling theory
Sustainability: contesting paradigms Contact zones and linguistic identity Transcultural cities

Abstracts of 250 words to be sent by email to movingworlds@ntu.edu.sg by 20 Feb 2013

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
popular_culture
postcolonial
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian