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James Bennett <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:02:47 +0000
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Extended CFP: Deadline 26th March 2012

Dear all

We are delighted to announce a fantastic response to the call for papers for the inaugural celebrity studies journal conference: over 150 abstracts have been received from scholars across the world.


We are extending the deadline for a further 2 weeks to encourage submissions in the following areas:

·       ‘Celebrity now' - reflections on the field of celebrity studies

·       Celebrity and the national – especially on Australian celebrity

·       Indigenous celebrity

·       Hollywood stardom

·       Performance and celebrity

·       Scandal/fame damage and celebrity

·       Methodology and celebrity studies

·       Gaming celebrity

·       Olympics and celebrity

·       Death and celebrity

·       Celebrity affect, emotion


Submissions of 500word abstracts +50 word bios should be sent to  [log in to unmask] by 26th March.

Finally, a reminder that 2 x AU$1,000 travel bursaries are available for the best PhD student papers.


Best wishes,


Sean and James

Inaugural Celebrity Studies Journal Conference – CFP

When: December 12-14th, 2012

Where: Deakin University, Melbourne Australia

Deadline for abstracts: March 5th 2012 (500 words, +50 word bio) extended to 26th March

Successful abstracts notified by: 6th April

Enquiries/abstracts to: [log in to unmask]


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 first 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.


Confirmed keynote speakers:

·       Richard Dyer (Kings College, University of London)

·       Christine Holmlund (President SCMS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

·       P. David Marshall (Deakin University)

·       Susan Murray (New York University)

·       Graeme Turner (University of Queensland)


A special issue of the best papers from the conference will be published in Celebrity Studies Journal in 2013.


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

·       National cinema, international stars

·       The TV Personality

·       Celebrity and performance

·       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

·       Political fame

James Bennett
Senior Lecturer in Television Studies
Department of Media Arts
Royal Holloway, University of London
TW20 0EX
Twitter: james_a_bennett
Ph: 01784 443 940
Fax: 01784 443832

James Bennett
Senior Lecturer in Television Studies
Department of Media Arts
Royal Holloway, University of London
TW20 0EX
Twitter: james_a_bennett
Ph: 01784 443 940
Fax: 01784 443832

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