2019 CFP

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, January 4, 2019

CFP Globalization & Culture Working Group
Cultural Studies Association (CSA) 2019 Conference
May 30-June 1, 2019, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Working Group on Globalization and Culture of the Cultural Studies Association would like to invite submissions for the 17th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), at to be held on May 30-June 1, 2019 at the campus of Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. We welcome a wide range of papers addressing the broad nexus between globalization and culture. This year we aim to constitute at least two panels:

General Call: The first is an open call for papers for a panel on Globalization and Culture broadly conceived. We invite interdisciplinary papers that explore the relationships among circuits of production and consumption, the movement of people, social inequalities and collective identities, globalizations from “above” and “below,” new/emerging media and technologies, transnationalism, and cultural industries. In addition, proposals broadly addressing any aspect of globalization and culture are most welcome. 

Theme Panel: The second will focus on the conference theme of Performance, Politics, Power. We seek interdisciplinary papers that pull from philosophy, sociology, economics, political science, literature, critical pedagogy and/or cultural studies, among others. Topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing Global Cultural Studies research/methodologies
  • Teaching Global Studies
  • Global trends in politics (e.g. performance of nationalism/nativism/strongmen leaders, performance of state power, military parades, state-run media, etc.)
  • Transnational protests (e.g. signs, movements of people, connections among movements, social media, etc.)
  • Performance of trolls, disinformation campaigns, hackers, bots, etc. on social/digital media
  • Art as intervention (e.g. murals, performance, music, etc.)
  • Gendered performance within and/or across cultural spaces
  • Global performance of everyday life and identity
  • Religious performance (e.g. rituals, confessions, holidays, prayer, institutionalization, etc.)

Submissions can either be an individual paper, or pre-constituted panel and are due on Monday, December 3, 2018 through the Cultural Studies Association website. Please follow the Easy Chair submission guidelines and instructions found on the CSA Conference Registration page. All proposals should be submitted through Easy Chair using the following link:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=csa2019 Note: You do not have to be a current member to submit. If your proposal is accepted, you must become a current member of the CSA and register for the conference. These are two separate transactions. 

Travel grants are available for partial reimbursement to graduate and advanced undergraduate students who present their papers. See: http://www.culturalstudiesassociation.org/content.asp?contentid=257

Please contact the Co-Chairs of the Globalization and Culture Working Group, Cecilia “Lia” Uy-Tioco (cuytioco@gmail.com) and Kathalene “Katy” Razzano (katyrazzano@gmail.com), for any questions.