American Polynesian Pop-Culture at Mid-Century MA Dissertation

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Roop, MA student, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
contact email: 
ashleyroop77@gmail.com

I am working on a Masters degree at Central Saint Martins in London and for my dissertation I am designing a hypothetical exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and I will also be publishing a corresponding catalog (200+ pages) to go along with the exhibition. Being a fan of Polynesian Pop and all things tiki for nearly half my life and given total free reign to chose whatever topic I want, I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to work on a major project I really cared about. My project will focus on the Polynesian Pop movement of the mid-20th century rather than today. In my catalog, in addition to the essays I have already included (previously published by Sven Kirsten and Boyd Rice), my professor just informed me that it would be "much better" if I could also include previously unpublished essays or memoirs about this topic. I just found out about this on Monday, so I thought I would appeal to people with similar interests and give them an opportunity to publish their writings in a final project for arguably the UK's most prestigious art and design school. Unfortunately I will need to receive all entries by the weekend of March 20 (I really apologize for the short notice). It will be possible for participants to get a copy of the finished book (I will need to check on the price, or you could get a PDF for free). I would be extremely grateful for any help given, and please contact me with any questions, suggestions, etc.

Thank you very much for your help!
--Ashley Roop

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond