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Dear all,
A reminder that the CFP deadline is just 2 months away!
We’d also like to take this opportunity to announce our esteemed panel of international experts in the field: available online here<http://celebritystudiesconference.com/reviewers/>

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: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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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)
Theme
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<http://celebritystudiesconference.com/pecha-kucha>.

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<http://celebritystudiesconference.com/phd-competition>.

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
Dr James Bennett
Reader in Television & Digital Culture
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
Department of Media Arts
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham
TW20 0EX
Twitter: @james_a_bennett
@CSJcelebstudies
Ph: 01784 443 940
Fax: 01784 443832

Dr James Bennett
Reader in Television & Digital Culture
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
Department of Media Arts
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham
TW20 0EX
Twitter: @james_a_bennett
@CSJcelebstudies
Ph: 01784 443 940
Fax: 01784 443832


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