CFP: The 2nd Celebrity Studies Journal conference

95637957-celebrity-studiesThe 2nd Celebrity Studies Journal conference will be  held at Royal Holloway University of London on June 19-21st June 2014  and will be themed around questions of methodology: ‘Approaching celebrity’.

The organisers invite abstracts for individual 20minute papers or pre-constituted panels of 3 x 20minute papers that speak to this theme or on any topic in celebrity studies.

They also invite submissions for Pecha Kucha style presentations, either individually or as part of a pre-constituted panel of 3-4 speakers. See the click here for more info.

Deadline for abstracts: November 4th, 2013 (250 words, +50 word bio)

A special issue of the best papers from the conference will be published in Celebrity Studies Journal in 2015. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Method: how to do celebrity studies
  • The celebrity studies canon
  • The value of fame
  • Celebrity and power
  • Star and celebrity images
  • Pop stardom
  • National cinema, international stars
  • The TV Personality
  • Celebrity and performance
  • Digital platforms
  • DIY celeb
  • Ordinary celebrity
  • Austerity and celebrity
  • American Quality TV
  • Entrepreneurial celebrity
  • Celebrity fandom
  • Literary celebrity
  • Queer celebrity
  • The celebrity ambassador
  • Fame damage
  • Celebrity affect, emotion
  • Celebrity and gender
  • Anti-celebrity
  • The phenomenology of celebrity
  • Cult stardom and celebrity
  • Charisma and celebrity
  • Pathology and celebrity
  • Toxic celebrity
  • Celebrity and news
  • The sexualisation of celebrity
  • Celebrity art/artists
  • Race, ethnicity and celebrity
  • Celebrity and persona
  • Porn stars
  • Sport and celebrity
  • Gaming and celebrity culture
  • Political fame
  • Celebrity’s right to privacy
  • Leveson inquiry and celebrity
  • Reality TV
  • Neoliberalism and celebrity

More information can be found here..

Published by kirstyfairclough

Kirsty Fairclough is Reader in Screen Studies at the School of Digital Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University and Chair of Manchester Jazz Festival. She has published widely on popular culture and am the co-editor of The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (Routledge), The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment (Bloomsbury) and Music/Video: Forms, Aesthetics, Media. New York, (Bloomsbury) and author of the forthcoming Beyoncé: Celebrity Feminism and Popular Culture (I.B Tauris) and co-author of American Cinema: A Contemporary Introduction (Palgrave). Her work has been published in Senses of Cinema, Feminist Media Studies, SERIES and Celebrity Studies journals and she has made several television and radio appearances. Kirsty has lectured internationally on popular culture, feminism and representations of women most notably at The Royal College of Music, Stockholm, The University of Copenhagen, Second City, Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Middle Tennessee State University, Unisinos Brazil and Bucknell University, Pennsylvania. She has significant experience in international partnership development, particularly in North America and developed the Salford Popular Culture Conference series with international partner universities, including I’ll See You Again in 25 Years, Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult Television: A Two Day International Conference (University of Salford, May 2015) and Mad Men: The Conference (Middle Tennessee State University, May 2016) and Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince, a three day international academic conference hosted by the School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA.

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