[csaa-forum] CFP: Celebrity Colonialism

Melissa Gregg m.gregg at uq.edu.au
Thu Nov 23 09:22:05 CST 2006


[Apologies for Cross Posting]


Call for Papers for a Symposium on 

"Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Representation, and Power in Colonial and
Post-Colonial Cultures"


Thursday and Friday 12-13 April 2007

University of Queensland



Colonialism produces its fair share of celebrities, yet the meanings,
forms, and functions of celebrities within colonial and post-colonial
cultures have received little scholarly attention. 


The Postcolonial Research Group of the University of Queensland invites
proposals for papers for a symposium on Celebrity Colonialism to be held
at the University of Queensland in April 2007.


This two-day symposium will explore the various and ambivalent
relationships between the cultures of celebrity and colonialism.   Who
are the celebrities of colonialism and anti-colonialism?  How do
celebrities function within colonial and post-colonial cultures?  In
what way have various famous figures made their name through their
celebration of or antagonism towards colonial and neo-colonial
imperialism?  How does the popular appeal of celebrity inflect the way
(post-)colonial matters can be brought before and received by the


Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers that address this theme and
may include such topics as:

*	Literary celebrity and the cultures of colonialism. 
*	Celebrity travellers and travel writers in colonized and
post-colonized spaces. 
*	Celebrity, the media, and (neo)colonialism. 
*	Celebrity and the discourses of benevolence in the colonial and
post-colonial world. 
*	Celebrity and resistance. 
*	Celebrity frauds and the representation of Others. 


If you wish to present a paper, please send a 250 word abstract
including the title of your paper to Dr Robert Clarke (School of
English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland),
rgclarke at uq.edu.au by Friday 20 January 2007.


Dr Robert Clarke


School of English, Media Studies and Art History

University of Queensland

St Lucia Q4072

Ph:   (+61 7) 33651445

Fax: (+61 7) 33652799

E-mail: rgclarke at uq.edu.au



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