Call For Papers – Australia As Topos: The Transformation Of Australian Studies

Abstracts are being sought for the 13th biannual international conference of the European Association for Studies on Australia (EASA), hosted by the University of Pannonia (Veszprém, Hungary) in cooperation with Topos – Bilingual Journal of Space and Humanities. Abstracts are due before June 5, 2015.

The conference will provide an ideal venue for exploring Australia as a ‘topos’ in the academy and beyond, in ways that will seek to mobilize the manifold meanings of ‘topos’ as place, common place, and commonplace. The very fact that the discipline of Australian studies has constituted itself as a discrete branch of cultural studies, aggregating itself around self-contained and space-bound ideas of the nation, begs the question of biases possibly informing much research it has produced in the past, and points to the possibility of deconstructing today some of the foundational premises underlying the correlated discourses.

The conference will be held between 30 September and 3 October 2015. The deadline for submission of abstracts is June 5, 2015, and notification of acceptance is scheduled for June 20. For further details, see thecall for papers or visit the conference website