Routledge and Deakin University, Melbourne are pleased to announce the inaugural Celebrity Studies Journal conference. The conference will be the first major international, inter-disciplinary forum for discussion and analysis of the growing field of celebrity studies. Drawing on the strength of the CSJ editorial team, the conference welcomes submissions from a broad range of disciplines that generate new ways of thinking and understanding celebrity: from film, television, digital media and theatre studies through to sociology, politics and business studies.
The inaugural Celebrity Studies Journal will be themed on the question of ‘celebrity studies now’. This subject will run through our plenaries and form a strand running throughout the conference.
However, we invite abstracts for individual 20 minute papers or pre-constituted panels of 3 x 20minute papers on any topic in celebrity studies.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
|The celebrity studies canon||The value of fame||Method: how to do celebrity studies|
|Star and celebrity images||Pop stardom||The TV Personality|
|Celebrity and performance||National cinema, international stars||Digital platforms|
|DIY celeb||Ordinary celebrity||Austerity and celebrity|
|American Quality TV||Entrepreneurial celebrity||Olympic 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|
Deadline for abstracts and panels: March 5th 2012
Individual papers: 500words, plus 50 word bio
For 3x person panels: panel title, lead/contact person; 3x 500 word abstracts, plus 3x individual 50 word biographies
Successful abstracts will be notified by: 6th April 2012
Enquiries/abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org