CFP: South Asian Popular Culture (UK) (2/26/06; 6/27/06-6/28/06)

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Journal of South Asian Popular Culture
3rd International Conference - Call for Papers
The University of Manchester, UK, Tues 27 and Weds 28 June 2006

Contact: Rajinder Dudrah,
The journal of South Asian Popular Culture (SAPC) enters its fourth year of
publication with a growing international readership and well-received
critical reception (The Times Higher Education Supplement, 22/4/2005, p.34).
Building on the success of previous international gatherings at the
University of Portsmouth, UK (2002) and at Fairfield University, USA (2003),
the 3rd conference will be hosted at the University of Manchester.
SAPC¹s 3rd meeting invites interdisciplinary contributions from across the
different subject disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences to
engage with notions of popular culture. 'South Asian popular culture' is
defined in a broad and inclusive way to incorporate lived and textual
cultures, the mass and new media, different ways of life, and discursive
modes of representation. Central to the formation of popular cultures are
articulations of the economic, social and political spheres and the
conference especially welcomes papers that will highlight these issues.
SAPC¹s 3rd conference is not limited to any particular theme and invites
papers from across all areas of South Asian popular culture, both in the
subcontinent and from around the world. Contributions are invited from
academics, postgraduate students, and from cultural practitioners (film-,
radio-, television-, and web media-makers, artists, arts personnel, cultural
activists, fashion designers, and sexuality campaigners).
Some suggested panel topics might include:
Diasporas, Identities and Globalisation
Representations of South Asians post- 9/11 and 7/7
Internet South Asia
Visual Cultures
Gender and Sexuality
Film and Television
Religious Festivals
Popular Literature and Theatre
Rural and Urban Cultures
All conference papers will be invited to be submitted for consideration to
be published as peer reviewed articles in the journal. Journal website:
For further information and to send your paper abstracts of up to 500 words
please contact: Dr Rajinder Dudrah, Drama, Martin Harris Building,
University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13-9PL, UK.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 28 February 2006
The 3rd SAPC conference will be hosted under the auspices of the Centre for
Screen Studies in Drama, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures at the
University of Manchester, UK. Centre for Screen Studies website:

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