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1st Global Conference: Teenagers and Contemporary Visual Culture (September 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)
full name / name of organization:
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
1st Global Conference
Tuesday 25th September 2012 – Thursday 27th September 2012
The Call for Papers:
Chris: “Sidney, are you gonna tell me what’s going on? It’s like a f**king episode of the OC in here”
Examples: The Hunger Games, Glee, Gossip Girl, The Twilight Saga, Skins, Misfits, Teenwolf, Bluewater High, The OC, The Vampire Diaries, The Inbetweeners, Beverley Hills 90210, Degrassi: The Next Generation,El barco, Malhação, Dil Dosti Dance, Majisuka Gakuen, Battle Royale, Hannah Montana, Justin Bieber, High School Musical, Jennifers Body.
Possible Topics for Discussion:
* Portrayals of teenage life and teen cultures (mainstream as well as counter-cultures)
Aesthetics and Stories:
* Responding to/setting trends in teen fashion, music and pop culture
* Teen patterns of consumption
Reception and Impact:
* Teens and Tweens as Niche Audience?
THE WHAT: For 2012, the Skins and Contemporary Culture project will meet alongside our project on Gender and Love It is our intention to create cross-over sessions between the two groups – and we welcome proposals which deal with the relationship between gender and love and Skins and contemporary culture. Papers will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 27th April 2012.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: All scholars, researchers or practitioners that work or have an interest in the area of popular culture and media or who work with teenagers and have positive , negative or ambivalent feelings towards the visual representation of youth, adolescence and even the hierarchical reification of age and social expectation.
HOW? Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to all Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords. E-mails should be entitled: SKINS Abstract Submission.
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
The conference is part of the Critical Issues series of research projects. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.
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Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.