Theorising the Popular Conference 2018

Posted on Mar 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Theorising the Popular Conference 2018 Liverpool Hope University, July 11th-12th 2018 Deadline for abstracts: March 23, 2018 The Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University is delighted to announce its eighth annual international conference, ‘Theorising the Popular’. Building on the success of previous years, the 2018 conference aims to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within ‘traditional’ subjects. One of its chief goals will be to generate debate that challenges...

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Symposium: The Kardashian Decade

Posted on Mar 11, 2018 | 0 comments

The Centre for Life-Writing Research at King’s College London was delighted to host ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashian Decade’, a short symposium on life-writing in the age of the Kardashians. Organised by Rob Gallagher (KCL, Postdoctoral Research Associate) and Oline Eaton (KCL, CLWR Visiting Research Fellow) as a part of Ego-Media, the afternoon featured talks followed by a panel discussion among scholars from diverse fields. Hannah Yellin (Oxford-Brookes, Lecturer in Media and Culture) started the session with a discussion of the Kardashian’s Armenianness and beauty regimen, as...

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CFP All About Bette: The Cultural Legacies of Bette Davis 

Posted on Mar 2, 2018 | 0 comments

All About Bette: The Cultural Legacies of Bette Davis  Northwestern University, October 5-6, 2018  Join us in a two-day conference about all things Bette Davis, from the industries that created her, to the actress herself as an industry. Davis remains emblematic of the historical era of Classical Hollywood Cinema (1929-1960), the aesthetic practices we describe as modernist, and the political practices we describe as feminist. What would it mean to read Bette Davis as modernist? How does Davis operate as a node that allows us to think about the reach of mass culture in shaping (and...

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Sound-Tracking Melbourne Symposium

Posted on Feb 2, 2018 | 0 comments

Following the successful Screening Melbourne Symposium in February 2017, the Melbourne Screen Studies Group now seeks to solicit new abstracts for the Sound-Tracking MelbourneSymposium that will take place on 15-16 June 2018. While it is recognized that screen media form the connective tissue of Melbourne’s artistic and cultural life, the importance of sound to the way the moving image is brought to life, is relatively less well acknowledged. The Sound-Tracking Melbourne Symposium not only intends to give due critical and creative weight to the interlocking dimensions of sound...

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Eulogy in Memory of Josh Nathan

Posted on Jan 13, 2018 | 0 comments

  Words of care for Joshua Nathan On behalf of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) advisors and members, we gather with our colleagues and friends to remember our board member Joshua Nathan with deep honor. It is hard to say goodbye to Josh, especially since he forever lives in our memories and in the vision of all we do. Those of us who knew and loved Josh remember him as a researcher at the University of Colorado, professor, broadcaster, writer and, above all, a true lifelong companion. And that companionship will continue in our circle of compassion. At this moment of...

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CFP 2018 Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?

Posted on Jan 7, 2018 | 0 comments

CMCS 7th International Conference  Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture? Lisbon, Portugal July 1 – 3, 2018 CALL FOR PAPERS The fashion modeling industry has occupied a significant area in celebrity culture. For the past forty decades, popular models, actors, authors, and athletes among many public figures have participated in photo shoots and runway shows, stylized their profile, and built their persona brand through visual and literary expressions of fashion. These expressions of fashion have played a key role in publicity and promotion of their brands. For fans,...

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CFP Negotiating Tragedy at University of Texas at Dallas

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 | 0 comments

CALL FOR PAPERS From CMCS member and UT Dallas Graduate Student Senator Diana Miller University of Texas at Dallas Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association February 24, 2018 Theme: Negotiating Tragedy Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2017 Keynote Speaker: Karen Kelsky, “The Professor is In” The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas will hold its tenth annual graduate symposium on February 24th at the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, TX. The RAW: Research, Art, Writing conference is organized by and for...

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Call for Papers – Stardom and Fandom

Posted on Oct 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Call for Papers – Stardom and Fandom Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018 Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center Albuquerque, New Mexico Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017   Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 39th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions,...

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CFP: Critical Arts Special Issue: “Celebrity and Protest in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 | 0 comments

CFP:/Critical Arts/ Special Issue 17/11/2017; 01/05/2018 “Celebrity and Protest in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle” Guest editors: Prof. Louise Bethlehem, The European Research Council Project APARTHEID-STOPS, Dr. Tal Zalmanovich, The European Research Council Project APARTHEID-STOPS. Dear Colleagues We invite submissions to a special issue of /Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies/ focusing on the role of celebrities and celebrity culture in the anti-apartheid struggle. In contrast to the resolutely Northern or metropolitan orientation of the existing scholarship on...

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CFP: Desecrating Celebrity, Fourth International Celebrity Studies Conference

Posted on Oct 1, 2017 | 0 comments

CFP: Desecrating Celebrity, Fourth International Celebrity Studies Conference Wednesday 27th June to Friday 29th June 2018, at Sapienza University of Rome. Routledge, Celebrity Studies Journal, and Sapienza, University of Rome are pleased to announce the fourth International Celebrity Studies conference. Keynote Speakers: Lucy Bolton, Queen Mary, University of London Misha Kavka, University of Auckland Douglas Kellner, UCLA Pramod K. Nayar, University of Hyderabad Martin Shingler, University of Sunderland Deadline for individual and panel abstracts: November 6th 2017 Desecrating...

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