Theories of Cultural Studies

The Working Group on THEORIES OF CULTURAL STUDIES of the Cultural Studies Association would like to invite submissions for the 15th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association.  The Theories of Cultural Studies Working Group welcomes a wide range of proposals addressing the place of theory in the field in general, as well as the uses, merits, and limits of specific theories and theoretical frameworks.  All relevant proposals will be considered.  However, the Working Group is especially interested in proposals that address uses of critical theory to engage the broad theme of this year's meeting, "Culture in the Age of Mass Debt."

If interested in participating in one of the TWO Working Group-sponsored panels on the theories of cultural studies, please submit via the EasyChair submission system.


For any questions, please contact the Chair of the Working Group on the Theories Cultural Studies: Jaafar Aksikas at  AND

Chair: Jaafar Aksikas


Vice-Chair: TBA


As a field of study, Cultural Studies has always been committed to the necessity of theory and theoretical work. It is not committed to theory for theory's sake; it is rather interested in how theory and theoretical work can be deployed to better understand and transform specific historical conjunctures, contexts, and formations. This Working Group provides a forum where a multiplicity of theories and theoretical studies are explored, examined, and elaborated and where the places, uses, merits, and limits of specific theories in the field are interrogated and engaged.

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