25 June 2008

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - Workshop with Prof David Eng - ANU House, Melbourne (11-12 Dec 2008) Deadline: 1 August

WORKSHOP with Prof. DAVID ENG (U of Pennsylvania, USA)
11-12 December 2008; ANU House, 52 Collins St, Melbourne

This event is primarily a workshop for Early Career Researchers (ECRs – postgraduates and postdoctoral) that focuses on intellectual mentoring and affording ECRs international engagement with their work.

INVITED KEYNOTE: Professor David Eng, U of Pennsylvania, USA

David L. Eng is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and also a core faculty member in the Asian American Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. in English from Columbia University. His areas of specialization include Asian American studies, Asian diaspora, psychoanalysis, critical race theory, queer studies, and visual culture. He is author of The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy (Duke, forthcoming) and Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America (Duke, 2001). In addition, he is co-editor with David Kazanjian of Loss: The Politics of Mourning (California, 2003), with Alice Y. Hom of Q & A: Queer in Asian America (Temple, 1998), and with Judith Halberstam and Jose Muñoz of a special issue of the journal Social Text (2005), "What's Queer about Queer Studies Now?". He is currently at work on two new projects, a study of neoliberalism and desire in Chinese cinema and an analysis of political and psychic reparation.

WORKSHOP PLACES are necessarily LIMITED and capped at 10-12 participants. Please submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) form by 1 AUGUST 2008. There are a limited number of bursaries to assist ECRs in travelling to the workshop. These bursaries are competitive and cover airfares/accommodation up to the value of $500.

>> For full EOI guidelines and workshop application form, please contact Dr Tseen Khoo, Monash University.

The workshop is convened by the Asian Australian Studies Research Network, and is also supported by:
  • The ARC Cultural Research Network, and
  • The Australian National University