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[ecrea] cfp: Conference on Television and the National

Thu Mar 06 11:45:59 GMT 2008

Call for Papers

Conference on Television and the National

(Melbourne 19- 21 November 2008)

Convened by La Trobe University and the Project 
for Australian Television History (PATH), an 
Initiative of the Cultural Research Network.

19 November. Symposium: Television, Comedy and 
the National (Australian Centre for the Moving Image).
Keynote: Andy Medhurst (Sussex). Medhurst's main 
research interests are British popular culture, 
gender and sexuality, the genre of comedy and 
constructions of Englishness. His most recent 
book is A National Joke: Popular Comedy and 
English Cultural Identities (Routledge 2007).

20 November. Panels and Forum: Television, Nation, History
(Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
Keynote: Koichi Iwabuchi (Waseda). Iwabuchi's 
main research interest is in media and cultural 
globalisation in East Asia. His English 
publications include: Recentering Globalisation: 
Popular Culture and Japanese Transnationalism 
(Duke University Press 2002), Feeling Asian 
Modernities: Transnational consumption of 
Japanese TV Dramas (ed. Hong Kong University 
Press, 2004), Rogue Flows: Trans-Asian Cultural 
Traffic (co-ed. with S. Mueke and M. Thomas 2004) 
and East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean 
Wave (co-ed. with C. Beng Huat 2008).

21 November. Papers and Panels: Television Research
(Venue to be confirmed)

This conference builds on the Television Studies 
conference (University of Queensland, Brisbane 
2000) and the Television History Conference 
(Powerhouse, Sydney 2005). It aims to bring 
researchers together to discuss a broad range of 
topics in the following strands:

"       television history and historiography
"       television and the national
"       television and the transnational
"       television and genre
"       television comedy

Issues to be addressed include but are not 
limited to: new approaches to television 
historiography; the extent to which television 
history is bound up with the national (in terms 
of audiences, ratings, formats, critical 
reception, popular memory, policy, regulation); 
the proposition that some television genres, such 
as comedy, variety, sport and current affairs, 
are less likely to join the global flow of 
television  than others; the extent to which 
international trade in television formats is 
underpinned by ideas of the trans/national.

Abstracts for individual papers or joint 
submissions for pre-constituted panels (of three 
speakers) are welcomed on any of the conference themes listed above

Panel proposals and abstracts of 250 words should 
be sent via email on or before April 11 2008 to (s.bye /at/

Please include the following information in your abstract:
"       Title of paper or panel
"       Author(s) and/or panellists, and a contact email address
"       Three to four keywords
"       A short (maximum 100 words) biography

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