PopCAANZ 2015: Extended Call for Papers

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is calling for the submission of abstracts for its 6th Annual Conference in Wellington, New Zealand, 29 June-1 July 2015.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. It is concerned with the study of the social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life. As a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.

We invite academics, professionals, cultural practitioners and those with a scholarly interest in popular culture, to send a 150 word abstract and 100 word bio by March 31, 2015, to the area chairs listed below. Continue reading

PopCAANZ 2014 Conference Registration Deadline

PopCAANZ 5th Annual International Conference
18-20 June 2014
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Registration deadline for PopCAANZ 2014 is 1 June.

In order to have your paper included, registration and payment through the website must be completed by 1 June. Please see the Conference Registration page for further details.

Anyone requiring an extension for payment should register their paper by this date anyway and contact Deborah Szapiro (executivedirector[at]popcaanz.com) regarding their circumstances and arrange an alternative payment date.

Conference Dates
28 May – Provisional conference schedule released
1 June – Registration deadline
9 June – Conference schedule finalised
12 June – Copy deadline for programme and list of abstracts
18-20 June – Conference

Fan Phenomena: The Lord of the Rings

Call for chapters
Fan Phenomena: The Lord of the Rings
Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 2014

Intellect’s Fan Phenomena series is seeking chapters for a new volume on fandom and The Lord of the Rings films. The series explores and decodes the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cult phenomenon, and how a particular person, TV show or film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness. Continue reading