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October 19, 2011

2012 SPAS Graduate Student Conference:Asia/Pacific Junctures: Challenging notions of Regionalism and Interdisciplinarity

2012 SPAS Graduate Student Conference

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Pacific and Asian Studies is seeking papers and presentations for its 23rd annual Graduate Student Conference. The conference will be held from April 11–13, 2012 at the university’s Center for Korean Studies in Honolulu. The theme this year is “ASIA/PACIFIC JUNCTURES: CHALLENGING NOTIONS OF REGIONALISM AND INTERDISCIPLINARITY.”

In particular, we are looking for papers and presentations that:
• Incorporate interdisciplinary approaches
• Challenge concepts of “traditional” and “contemporary”
• Present Asian and/or Pacific performance practices
• Engage with new and emerging trends in Pacific and/or Asian Studies
• Provide insights on the importance of area studies
• Challenge approaches based on a national or regional focus
• Involve any other original research on Asia and/or the Pacific
As this year's theme indicates, we are most interested in accepting papers and performances that deal with Asia and the Pacific in a manner that challenges notions of regionalism and interdisciplinarity. With this goal in mind, we also encourage those with a background in the arts to apply with performance proposals.

Email conference organizers for the submission form. Please complete the submission form and submit it by December 20th 2011, following the guidelines and instructions on the form. When submitting, please rename the file from “2012 SPAS Abstract Submission Form.doc” to “Applicant’sLastName_Applicant’sFirstName.doc” and email it togradconf@hawaii.edu by the submission deadline.

Abstract submission deadline: December 20th, 2011

Conference Dates and Location:
April 11–13, 2012
Center for Korean Studies
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Limited partial travel grants to the conference site may be available.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference planning committee at gradconf@hawaii.edu. For more information, please refer to our Facebook page: “2012 SPAS Graduate Conference.”

Thank you and we look forward to reading your submissions!

Posted by katemw at October 19, 2011 08:25 AM


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