CFP Celebrity Studies Journal Conference 2014

full name / name of organization: 
James Bennett, Royal Holloway, University of London
contact email: 
celebritystudies@gmail.com

2nd Biannual Celebrity Studies Journal Conference – CFP

http://celebritystudiesconference.com

When: June 19-21, 2014

Where: Royal Holloway, University of London

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

Successful abstracts notified by: December 6th, 2013

Enquiries/abstracts to: celebritystudies@gmail.com

Organisers: James Bennett and Su Holmes

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Routledge and Royal Holloway, University of London are pleased to announce the 2nd biannual Celebrity Studies Journal conference: ‘Approaching celebrity’.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

·

Richard Dyer (Kings College, University of London)
·

Diane Negra (University College Dublin)
·

Mandy Merck (Royal Holloway, University of London)
·

Sean Redmond (Deakin University, Melbourne)
Theme

The 2nd Celebrity Studies Journal conference will be themed around questions of methodology: ‘Approaching celebrity’. We 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.

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

PhD Competition

A travel bursary and fee waiver will be available to the best two abstract submissions (including abstracts for Pecha Kucha presentations). See the website for more info.

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

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
international_conferences
popular_culture
theatre