[csaa-forum] Celebrity Studies Conference: 2014 CFP

James and Su celebritystudies at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 16:55:29 CST 2013

Dear all

Please find below

Any questions to celebritystudies at gmail.com please!

James and Su

2nd Biannual Celebrity Studies Journal Conference – CFP


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 at gmail.com

Organisers: James Bennett and Su Holmes

Follow us on Twitter or join the conversation: @CSJcelebstudies #celebstudies


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)

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

Best wishes
James and Su
Twitter: @CSJcelebstudies
Conference dates: 19-21st June, 2014
Conference venue: http://www.conferences.rhul.ac.uk/

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