The Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) is delighted to announce the second ACS Summer Institute, which will be held from 22-27 July 2013 at the Department of Media and Communications, Faculty of Cultural Studies, of Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in Austria. The theme of the 2013 Institute is

The Sights/Sites of Cultural Studies.

The ACS Institute will be a forum for critical discussions of important perspectives on cultural studies today. Our paired theme is intended to forge productive and provocative conversations between two related, yet distinct, sets of issues. On the one hand, we will explore the question of where cultural studies can (and should) best be practiced in the 21st century, and what (if any) meaningful common ground exists between the different existing formations of cultural studies. On the other hand, we will engage in a special focus on visual culture, and the question of what cultural studies can contribute to a deeper understanding of a world dominated by images.

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