Conference: ‘All That Glitters Is Not Gold’: Critiques of Globalization in New Zealand and the Pacific

July 8July 9, Regents University, London

Supported by the University of Northampton and The New Zealand Studies Network


With the 2008 Financial Crisis and austerity, protest over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the refugee crisis in Europe and the spotlight on Australia’s inhuman treatment of asylum seekers, the rise of ISIS, the concerted turn to nationalism in the EU, scholarship and public discourse around globalization is increasingly turning away from celebration of global flows, interconnectivity, the transnational citizen and the transcultural happy hybrid.

While the internet, social media, and global networks and cultures have transformed the
marketplace, enabled new forms of cultural and individual identity construction and new types of movement, settlement and citizenship, the long-term benefits are not always as visible or productive as the short term gains. In this transformative era (2008-2016) the impact of globalization upon every sphere of life calls out for revaluation.

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to interrogate and criticize conceptions and constructions of globalization. We welcome scholars from across the social sciences and humanities, with a particular focus on artistic and cultural expressions from the Pacific region, including Pacific Rim nations.

Dates and times:

Friday 8 July 2016, 10am – 9pm

Saturday 9 July 2016, 10am – 3pm

Tickets available here:

Registration: £80 waged, £65 unwaged

Day fee for visitors on application

Organisers:  Melissa Kennedy (
Janet Wilson (

About Dr Rod Rosenquist

I am lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Northampton, author of Modernism, the Market and the Institution of the New (CUP 2009) and co-editor of Incredible Modernism (Ashgate 2013)

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