[csaa-forum] Final Reminder: Call for Papers: Starring Asia: a Three-Day International Conference on Asian Stardom and Celebrity
s.redmond at deakin.edu.au
Tue Apr 23 08:55:10 ACST 2019
Starring Asia: a Three-Day International Conference on Asian Stardom and Celebrity
Date: 2-4 December 2019
Venue: Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Conference and Event Organisers: Shenshen Cai (Swinburne University of Technology), Glen Donnar (RMIT University), Koichi Iwabuchi (Monash University), Vikrant Kishore (Deakin University), Sean Redmond (Deakin University), Jian Xu (Deakin University)
Key date: 150-250 Word Abstracts due by 5 May 2019
A selection of the best conference papers will be published in a confirmed Special Edition of Celebrity Studies in 2021
In this three-day conference we will explore the varied ways through which stardom and celebrity emerges in and across Asia. We understand Asia as a geographical location and a geopolitical set of interfaces, both interconnected and divided by a number of distinct National imaginaries and transnational vectors. Stardom and celebrity is understood to be a central part of the Asian attention economy; wrapped up in questions of representation and identity, democratic and demotic articulations; and utilised in various nationalist and transnational discourses. The relationship between binaries, core and periphery, major and minoritarian cultural forms will also be addressed.
The questions that energise this call for paper are:
What does stardom and celebrity mean in Asian regions? How has it been conceptualized?
What impressions, economies and desires does it elicit? What problems and concerns does it provoke?
What is its complex, diverse and multifarious relationship to Western experiences and practices, and global celebrity culture more generally?
Alongside the conference will be a free public screening event which will include the showing of four seminal ‘star vehicle’ films: from China, Japan, India, and South Korea. Each film will be introduced by a leading screen expert and will be followed by an industrial panel with leading star figures from those industries.
Topics to be addressed, complicated and critiqued could include:
Theorizing Stardom and Celebrity in Asian regions – textual and contextual approaches and provocations
National star and celebrity case studies
Digital Asian celebrity cultures
Asian political celebrity
Asian star and celebrity fandom
Asian global care ambassadors
Do-good Asian stars
Marketing Asian stardom and celebrity
Online Asian celebrity
Regulating desire – patriarchy, sexuality, religion
Asian star brands
The Asian celebrity influencer
DIY Asian celebrity
East to the West, the West to the East: transnational star passing
Race and ethnicity in the Asian star and celebrity context
Asian pop stars and belonging
Asian star and celebrity aesthetics
National and nationalist star Asian bodies
Empirical research on Asian stars and celebrities
Trans-Asian pop stars and fandom
Queer and transgendered Asian celebrities
Asian celebrities and public diplomacy
150-250 word abstracts for individual paper presentations or 750 word pre-constituted panel abstracts should be sent as a Word document to s.redmond at deakin.edu.au<mailto:s.redmond at deakin.edu.au> by 5 May 2019
For enquiries, please contact any of the organisation committee members:
Glen Donnar glen.donnar at rmit.edu.au<mailto:glen.donnar at rmit.edu.au>
Shenshen Cai scai at swin.edu.au<mailto:scai at swin.edu.au>
Jian Xu j.xu at deakin.edu.au<mailto:j.xu at deakin.edu.au>
Vikrant Kishore vikrant.kishore at deakin.edu.au<mailto:vikrant.kishore at deakin.edu.au>
岩渕功一 koichi.iwabuchi at monash.edu<mailto:koichi.iwabuchi at monash.edu>
Sean Redmond s.redmond at deakin.edu.au<mailto:s.redmond at deakin.edu.au>
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