CFP: Celebrity Studies Journal 2nd Bi-Annual Conference, London, June 2014


The 2nd Celebrity Studies Journal conference has now been announced!

It will take place at Royal Holloway, London, 19-21 June, 2014.

The conference is organised by James Bennett & Su Holmes and will feature the following Keynote Speakers:

  • Richard Dyer (Kings College, University of London)
  • Diane Negra (University College Dublin)
  • Sean Redmond (Deakin University, Melbourne)
  • Mandy Merck (Royal Holloway, University of London)

The conference will be themed around questions of methodology: ‘Approaching celebrity’.

Call for Papers:

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.  click here 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).  click here for more info.

Deadline for abstracts: November 4th, 2013 (250 words, +50 word bio)

Successful abstracts notified by: December 6th, 2013

Enquiries/abstracts to:
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
  • Neoliberalism and celebrity

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