lundi 15 août 2011

Conference: Association for the Study of Australasia in Asia

Association for the Study of Australasia in Asia (ASAA)


in collaboration with

Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, Hyderabad

organizes 5th ASAA Conference on

Vanishing Borders in the Age of Globalism: Austral-Asian Perspectives

12-14 December, 2011

The Association for the Study of Australasia in Asia will hold its Fifth Conference in Hyderabad, India in collaboration with Osmania University Centre for International Programmes (OUCIP), Osmania University. The convener of the conference is Professor C. Vijayasree. The conference will provide great opportunities to academics, research scholars and professionals to present their papers and interact inside and outside their particular disciplines. Cross-disciplinary submissions with other fields are welcome. The conference will have plenary lectures, panel discussions, creative writing sessions and paper presentations. A large number of participants from Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia are expected to join. The conference will have cultural events, book-release ceremony and sight-seeing as we had at the last conference, held in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Paper sessions will have about four papers presented in each 90-minute session, giving each presenter 20 minutes for presentation, to be followed by discussion. Select papers will be published in book form.

Membership of the Association (Rs. 500 for two years) is a pre-requisite to attend the conference. It should be sent to Dr. R.K. Dhawan, Treasurer, ASAA, J-391, New Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi 110 060.

General Information: Dr. Suman Bala, Secretary, ASAA,

The inaugural conference of the Association was held in Kerala, January 1997. Three more have been held since that date: Mysore in 2000; Kerala again in 2003 and the last conference was held in Kandy, Sri Lanka in 2008. Four substantial publications have emerged from these conferences: New Directions in Australian Studies (1998), Austral-Asian Encounters (2001), Diaspora (2004) and Change, Conflict and Convergence: Austral-Asian Scenarios (2010)

Theme: Vanishing Borders in the Age of Globalism: Austral-Asian Perspectives. The Conference seeks to explore and theorize the multiple implications of globalism as well as the multiplicity of its impacts on human existence in the contemporary world. It aims to look at not only aspects of cultural change in the context of global (and local) social transformation but also the varied interventions that accompany them. This multi-disciplinary conference focusses on this unstable terrain in the context of Australia and Asia and addresses a range of issues including: Global culture, popular culture and modernity; Nation, language, indigeneity, migration and diasporic issues; Literary, artistic canons--formations, ruptures and re-formations; gender constructions and interrogations; Implications for history, geography, education, environmental studies, health, diplomacy, besides the dominant concerns of business and economics.

Call for Papers: Abstracts not exceeding 200 words should reach a member of the Conference Committee by 15 September 2011. Papers should not exceed twenty five minutes in delivery.

Accommodation: Overseas delegates: 100 AUD per night; Indian delegates: Included in registration; Please e-mail accommodation requirements to

Supported by: Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia; University of Western Australia; Australia-India Council; Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

Registration: Australia and overseas 200 AUD; Indian Rs.1500; Sri Lankan S/L Rs. 3500.

Payment (DD or Money Order) to be made out to “The Association for the Study of Australasia in Asia (ASAA)”. Fee to be paid by 25th September 2011. Overseas delegates should mail Registration fee to: Dr C vanden Driesen, School of Communication and Art, Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford Street, Mt Lawley, WA 6050. AUSTRALIA

Venue: The city of Hyderabad is the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India, popularly known as the City of Pearls. Hyderabad is also famous for its palaces and historic monuments including the Golconda Fort, Charminar and Chowmohalla Palace. It is also a hub of Information Technology and thus combines traditional grandeur and urban elegance. Conference events will include a city tour

Conference Committee

Dr. Cynthia vanden Driesen Assoc Prof Glen Phillps Prof. C. Vijayasree

Senior Lecturer International Center for Landscape Director, Osmania University School of Communications & Arts and Literature Centre for International Programmes

Edith Cowan University Edith Cowan University Osmania University


Phone: 61893706357

Professor. Greg Battye, Dr. Tony Simoes da Silva, Prof. T. Vijay Kumar

School of Communications, School of English Lit and Philosophy Professor of English & Joint Director

Media and Education, University of Woollongong. NSW Osmania Univ. Centre for International

University of Canberra, ACT. Programmes, Osmania University

Dr. Ameer Ali, Assoc. Professor Carol Leon, Dr. Y.L.Srinivas

Dept. of Economics, Dept of English, Associate Professor

Murdoch University, WA. University of Malaysia. Osmania University

Dr. Abu Siddique Dr. Jane Fernandez-Goldborough Prof. K. Suneetha Rani

Director, Centre for Migration Studies Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts University of Hyderabad

University of Western Australia Avondale College, NSW Prof. Anjali Roy

Phone 61864882941 Phone: 61249802192 IIT Kharagpur

Dr. Ian vanden Driesen Dr. Suman Bala

Hon. Snr. Research Fellow S.B.S. College Dr. R.K. Dhawan

University of Western Australia University of Delhi University of Delhi

Phone: 61864882935 Mobile 9891097657 Mobile: 9818755529

ASAA Office-Bearers and Committee Members

Patron (Asia): Professor Edwin Thumboo, National University of Singapore

President (Australia): Dr. Cynthia vanden Driesen, Edith Cowan University, Perth.

Ph.: 61-89-370 6357 email:

Vice-President (Australia): Prof. Greg Battye, Univ. of Canberra.

Secretary: Dr. Suman Bala, University of Delhi, Ph.: 91-11-42316562; Mobile: 9891097657


President (Asia): Professor Anjali Roy, IIT, Kharagpur.

Vice-President (Asia): Professor K.T. Sunitha, University of Mysore.

Treasurer & Editor Newsletter: Dr. R.K. Dhawan, University of Delhi. Ph.: 91-11-43556369; Mobile: 9818755529 e-mail:

Vice-Presidents/ Committee Members in the Region

Vice-President (New Zealand): Prof. Mark Williams, University of Canterbury

Fiji: Professor Satendra Nandan

Singapore: Prof. Kirpal Singh (SMU)

Sri Lanka: Dr Nimal Sanderatne

Malaysia: Dr. Carol Leon (Univ. of Malaysia)

S. Korea: Prof. Kim Hyung Shik, Chung-Ang University, Seoul

China: Prof. Lu Le , Director, Australian Studies Center, University of Shangha for Science and Technology, Prof. Liang Zhong, Director, Mudangiang Australian Studies Center.

Japan: Prof. Yasue Amritsu, Doshisa University, Kyoto

Philippines: Professor Marjorie Evanesco-Pernia, De La Salle University

Associate Committee Members (Europe):

Spain: Dr. Susan Ballyn, Dr. Elisa Morera de la vall, Univ. of Barcelona; Dr. Jitka Vlkova, Univ. of Brno, Italy; Dr. Stefano Mercanto, University of Udine, Austria: Dr. Eleonore Wildburger, Univ. of Klagenfurt

U.S.: Prof. Bernth Lindfors, Univ. of Texas

UK: Dr. Radhika Mohanram, Univ. of Cardiff

Canada: Prof. Chelva Kanakanayagam (Univ. of Toronto); Dr. Julie Mehta (Univ. of Toronto).

Committee Members: India

Prof. Vijaysree Chaganti (Hyderabad); Ms. Eugenie Pinto (Chennai); Dr. Suneetha Rani (Hyderabad); Dr. Keya Majumdar (Jamshedpur); Dr. D.K. Pabby (Delhi); Dr. D.N. Banerjee (Burdwan); Dr. Amrit Kaur (Yamunanagar); Prof. Mani Meitei (Manipur); Dr. Jagdish Batra (MDU); Professor G. Damodar (Kakatiya University)

Committee Members: Australia

Dr. Jane Fernandez, Avondale College, NSW; A/Prof. Adrian Mitchell, Univ. of Sydney; Prof. Bill Ashcroft, Univ. of New South Wales/ University of Hong Kong; Dr. Auriol Weigold, Univ. of Canberra; Dr. Rick Hosking, Flinders University, SA; Serge Walberg, Edith Cowan University; Ms. Julia Gross, Edith Cowan University; Dr. Abu Siddique, University of Western Australia; Dr. Tony Simoes da Silva, University of Woolongong.

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