BASA Conference Final Call for Papers

Final call for papers 'Changing Australia', the biennial conference of the British Australian Studies Association

2-5 September 2008, Royal Holloway, University of London 

Confirmed speakers
Jacqueline Lo (Australian National University)
Gay McAuley  (University of Sydney)
Peta Tait (La Trobe University, Melbourne)
Michael Williams (University of Queensland)
Australia is ever changing - culturally, politically, economically, artistically, historically, and geographically - and this conference seeks to investigate, and interrogate, some of those changes. How and why has Australia, and Australian culture, changed? What changes are in process now? And what changes are anticipated in the future? How has the international image of Australia changed, as well as the clichés and stereotypes? How have the lives of Australians changed, and how do they continue to change. How is the definition of what it is to be ‘an Australian’ changing?
This call for papers invites responses to the broad conference theme in relation to a wide range of disciplines and subject areas across the humanities and social sciences. These might include: history, fine arts, ecology, politics, mythology, literature, film, media and performance studies, music, geography, anthropology, architecture, law, popular culture, political science, sociology, archaeology, biography, cultural studies, migration and settlement studies, gender and women's studies, war studies, sports studies, religion, education.
All abstracts must be submitted by 31 March 2008.
Paper sessions are 20 minute slots with 10 minutes for questions/discussion. Submission guidelines Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and should also contain the following information: author name, affiliation, postal address and email address. The abstract must be in Microsoft Word or PDF file format and submitted as an email attachment to: e.schafer [at] rhul [dot] ac [dot] ukImportant dates Abstract submission deadline: 31st March 2008.Deadline for early bird registration discount:  30th AprilA selection of the papers will be published in a conference issue of Australian Studies.   Liz Schafer Professor of Drama and Theatre StudiesDrama DepartmentRoyal HollowayUniversity of LondonEghamSurrey TW20 OEXUnited KingdomTel:  01784 443922