The University of Queensland, Brisbane
3 - 4 December 2001
Call for Papers
AsiaPacifiQueer (APQ) is an on-going collaboration between scholars who are researching queer cultures and peoples in post-colonial societies of the Asia-Pacific, as well as Africa and Latin America. The first APQ conference was held at the University of Technology Sydney in February 2001. The second APQ meeting has been timed to follow on from the conference: Transforming Cultures/Shifting Boundaries: Asian Diasporas and Identities in Australia and Beyond being held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, on 1 and 2 December 2001 and those interested are welcome to attend both.
APQ2 will explore how individuals are constructed as gendered and sexed beings in contemporary mediascapes. The conference will focus on how media and communications technologies in postcolonial Asia-Pacific and other societies produce, govern, market, distribute, enable or exclude minority genders and sexualities in both the public and private spheres. Papers from all academic disciplines are welcome. Papers may explore postcolonial queer cultures through specific media such as print, film, television, and the Internet; discuss the influence of new technologies such as video recorders, webcams, mobile phones and pagers; or analyse the specificities of media, technological and cultural interaction in a given locale. Papers relating to the theme of 'diaspora' and the ways that media and communications technologies enable images and people to transgress the borders of race, nation, class, gender or culture are especially encouraged.
Please send 250-word abstracts by 1 July 2001 to:
Mark McLelland firstname.lastname@example.org at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, the University of Queensland, 4072.
Further information about both conferences including registration details will be made available on the APQ website :
Dr Mark McLelland
Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies
University of Queensland 4072
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