Call for Abstracts – Association of American Geographers Conference (AAG, 2020)

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The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies invites submission of abstracts to be included in the interactive short paper session -described below- at the Association of American Geographers Conference on April 3-7, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.

The Urban Cultural Studies session features innovative research that connects urban geography and cultural studies to improve our understanding of urban culture(s). The submissions will explore aspects of urban studies and its relationship with textual forms of culture such as literature, film, graphic novels, music, graffiti, videogames, etc. This session is linked to the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies (Intellect Books) and its accompanying blog and podcast series at urbanculturalstudies.wordpress.com.

Following the model of a ‘lightning round session,’ each of the 10-14 panelists in the Urban Cultural Studies session will present a 5-minute summary of research or studies in process. A 30 to 45-minute interactive roundtable discussion will follow the presentations. In order to submit an abstract, register for the conference here:

http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/register

Once registered,  proceed to the abstract and session submission console. Select the “New Abstract” button on the console page and follow the on-screen instructions to submit the appropriate abstract type. You will receive an email confirmation after your submission. Format guidelines for AAG can be found in our call for papers at:

http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/call_for_papers

After submitting your abstract, please contact Dr. Araceli Masterson-Algar with your assigned PIN number via email at aracelimasterson [at] gmail [dot] com

The abstract submission deadline is October 30, 2019. Feel free to contact Dr. Masterson-Algar at any time should you have additional questions. 

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The Fitzroy Diaries

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The Fitzroy Diaries is an award-winning 8-chapter fictional podcast about the daily lives of the mid-class residents of Fitzroy, an inner-city suburb located in Melbourne. The podcast reflects the experiences, concerns, and lifestyle of its characters in this Australian suburb. Writer and narrator Lorin Clarke captures the essence of Fitzroy, which even after many waves of gentrification it still shows its past on both its landscape and its people. After listening to the full first season, I cannot wait until October this year when we get to listen to more of this podcast’s beautiful sound design and its unique approach to radio drama.

The Fitzroy Diaries is a podcast by the Australian Broadcast Corporation. It is written and directed by Lorin Clarke and produced by Sophie Townsend.

You can subscribe for free to The Fitzroy Diaries on iTunes, Spotify, Himalaya, or wherever you listen to podcasts. While you are there, remember to check out our own podcast: UCS Podcasts – urbanculturalstudies, by Professor Benjamin Fraser from the University of Arizona.

Resources

  • If you want to check out an interview with the creator and narrator Lorin Clarke, look at this post by the Australian magazine Books+Publishing.
  • If you want to check out Lorin Clarke’s personal website, follow this link.