Calls for Papers

Here are the latest Australian Studies related calls for papers:


Deadline 4 June 2021

Exploring the Regions

The 12th Australian Media Traditions Conference theme is “Exploring the Regions”, and will focus on questions and issues relating to the diverse history of rural and regional media, both in Australia and abroad. The conference theme aims to address the history and importance of rural and regional media. From the initial introduction and establishment, through to more recent developments. 

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Deadline 18 June 2021

Unfinished Business

The Uluru Statement, Black Lives Matter protests, toppled statues and the Whitlam Dismissal are just a few examples of history’s unfinished business in the contemporary world. On the eve of its 40th anniversary, the Australian Historical Association Conference returns to the University of New South Wales, where it held its first conference in 1982, and invites papers exploring the unfinished business of history.

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Deadline 30 June 2021

Indigenous Resistance in the Digital Age: the Politics of Language, Media and Culture

The International Conference: Indigenous Resistance in the Digital Age: the Politics of Language, Media and Culture aims at broadening the current critical debate on creative Indigenous resistance in digital environments so as to include a combination of theoretical approaches and methodologies that range from Indigenous Studies, Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Multimodal Analysis, Media Studies, among others, that may offer new perspectives and insights.

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Deadline 15 July 2021

Redefining Australia and New Zealand: Insularity, Solidarity, Disunity?

The 3rd Biennial International Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of Australia and New Zealand would like to explore the impact of global, regional and local forces on Australia and New Zealand and their societies, policies, identities, cultures, and geopolitical positions, as well as the ensuing results of such influences which may have taken and may take the form of national and transnational conflicts and disunities, solidarities among societies or individuals, national egoisms, particularisms, or self-interests.

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Deadline 22 July 2021

Gender and Queer Identities in Australian Speculative Fiction

This guest-edited issue of Gender Forum aims to account for Australian Speculative Fiction at its intersection with gender and queer studies, which we consider a particularly fruitful approach because gender and sexual identity seem to be frequent concerns of many writers of Australian Speculative Fiction. The prominence of female writers of Australian fantasy, for example, has been noted by scholars and fans alike, but there are a variety of other ways in which Australian Speculative Fiction can be approached through a lens of gender and queer studies.

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Deadline 31 August 2021

(Un)belonging: In Search of New Representations, Negotiations, Entanglements

The Australian Studies Symposium will be held from 19-21 November 2021. Fully online, smaller in size and without parallel sessions, its aim will be to promote a thread of discussions and conversations about ideas of (un) belonging. Keynote speeches delivered by the Wirlomin Noongar writer Claire G. Coleman and scholars Christine Nicholls (ANU) and Emily Potter (Deakin University) will be complemented by regular papers and a discussion forum.

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