CFP: Nationalism Old and New: Europe, Australia and Their Others

EASA Biennial Conference

17-19 January 2018

Call for Papers: Deadline for submissions is 1 July.

“Nationalism Old and New: Europe, Australia and Their Others”


The University of Barcelona

Keynote Speakers:

Suvendrini Perera (Curtin)

Tabish Khair  (Aarhus)

Baden Offord (Curtin)

Dolores Herrero (Zaragoza)


Europe is uncomfortably enmeshed in what is commonly perceived as a fight for social, political and cultural survival in the face of the increasing international circulation of capital and labour, the postcolonial aftermath of Empire and the growing, transnational impact of climate change—in short, the multifarious expressions of unstoppable globalisation.

As a European settler nation in a globalising world, Australia may function as Europe’s antipodean mirror image, given its long track record of imposing an exclusionary identity, discrete essentialist binaries and forbidding borders, which have kept the make-up of its population largely European. The Australian example of asylum policy is not alien to the current European initiative to employ Turkey as a buffer zone against the Middle-Eastern influx, which recalls the Australian refugee policy of mandatory detention in New Guinea and the Pacific island-state of Nauru.

See Full Background at: https://easa2018barcelona.wordpress.com/cfp/

Please send your 250-word abstracts for 20 minute papers and 100-word bio notes to easa2018bcn@gmail.com by 1 July 2017.

Panel proposals are encouraged, which should be accompanied by a 100-word overall abstract in addition to the 250-word abstracts for a panel’s individual papers. Notification of acceptance/rejection of abstracts will be sent by 1 August 2017.





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