::fibreculture:: BUILDING AUSTRALIAN CUTURAL STUDIES: THE WORK OF GRAEME TURNER (UQ, August 31 2012)

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Mon May 14 09:22:04 CEST 2012


BUILDING AUSTRALIAN CUTURAL STUDIES:
THE WORK OF GRAEME TURNER

Friday 31 August 2012

Symposium
2:00 – 6:00pm
Social Sciences and Humanities Library Conference Room,
Level 1, Duhig Building (No. 2),
St Lucia Campus (Map)

Reception
6:00 – 7:30pm
Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (No. 14), St Lucia Campus (Map)

Professor Graeme Turner has played a key role in the development of  
Australian cultural and media studies. Throughout his long and  
distinguished career, his innovative scholarship has had a significant  
impact on developing this interdisciplinary field in Australia and  
internationally. He is the author of many publications in popular  
culture, media studies, celebrity, film theory and more. These books  
have contributed to the transformation of the humanities and the  
emergence of new intellectual practices and objects. Graeme has also  
represented the humanities on numerous government and university  
committees from the ARC to PMSEIC (Prime Minister's Science,  
Engineering and Innovation Council) - where he is currently the only  
humanities representative. His contribution to building improved  
research support and recognition for the humanities, as well as the  
legacy of his Cultural Research Network, has been lasting and  
significant.On 2 September 2012, Graeme Turner will step down from his  
role as Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at  
the University of Queensland, before retiring from the University (but  
not his academic career) in early 2013. The Centre will continue to  
prosper under the leadership of Professor Gay Hawkins, and Graeme will  
continue to be based there.This symposium has been planned to allow  
Graeme’s colleagues to reflect on their engagement with his work, its  
influence and its impact. Symposium participants include Meaghan  
Morris, Gay Hawkins, Peter Cryle, John Byron, Anthea Taylor, Stuart  
Cunningham, Frances Bonner, Tony Bennett, Melissa Bellanta, Anna  
Pertierra, Melissa Gregg and Mark Andrejevic. Click here for full  
program details. Attendees are warmly invited to join in the  
celebratory reception immediately following the symposium.

Enquiries
Rebecca Ralph, Events Co-ordinator
P: (07) 3346 740
E: r.ralph at uq.edu.au
W: www.cccs.uq.edu.au/events

The University of Queensland
QLD 4072
www.uq.edu.au
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