Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
6-9 December 2008
Cultural studies has historically concerned itself with the cultural practices of the everyday and the now. However, as a politically motivated discipline, cultural studies has an ongoing preoccupation with cultural, economic, and political change, and thus with futures. The 2008 Cultural Studies Association of Australasia National Conference will interrogate possible and impossible local, national, regional, and global futures.
Our imaginings of the future shape the lived experience of the present and our cultural memory of the past. These imaginings are usually polarised towards the deeply nihilistic or the jubilantly utopian. This conference will address the spaces between real and fictional futures, and the hopes and anxieties that emerge from those spaces.
PostGrads and ECR's - Find out more about a pre-conference session and bursaries.
Mieke Bal’s exhibition at The Fremantle Fibonnacci Centre. Opening night Saturday 13th December