Business in Popular Culture

Call for contributors
Business in Popular Culture
Deadline: 1 February 2013

We are putting together a collection of papers that explore various representations of business in popular culture. The topics could range from fashion, design and branding to popular media, social media and entertainment. We seek abstracts from academics, scholars and practitioners who have an innovative approach to business and popular culture. Continue reading

Remake Television

Call for chapters
Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle
Deadline: 30 November 2012

Remakes are pervasive in today’s popular culture, whether they take the form of reboots, “re-imaginings”, or overly familiar sequels. Television remakes, from Battlestar Galactica to the recently announced Have Gun – Will Travel, have proven popular with producers and networks interested in building on the nostalgic capital of past successes (or giving a second chance to underused properties). Some TV remakes have been critical and commercial hits, and others haven’t made it past the pilot stage; all have provided valuable material ripe for academic analysis. Continue reading

Participations: Online Journal Devoted to Cultural and Media Audiences


The latest issue of Participations, the online journal devoted to developing the broad field of study of cultural and media audiences, is now available online at

In this issue, you will find articles on the following topics:
– Children using Facebook
– Children as museum visitors
– The reception of Da Ali G Show in the UK and Croatia
– Uses of a religious film by Moroccan-diasporic Belgians
– The use of audiences as marketing flashmobs by the music industry.

Participations is always on the lookout for new contributions in the field of mass/popular culture. Please see Submission Guidelines for details on submitting an essay.

Australian Crime Reporting

A Companion to the Australian Media

Call for expressions of interest to contribute to a work being edited by Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley of Macquarie University.

Dear colleagues,
I am editing A Companion to the Australian Media, an A-Z reference work on all aspects of the media in Australia. The volume, featuring 540 entries and 230 contributors, will be published by Australian Scholarly Publishing in 2014.

I have yet to find an author for the entry on crime reporting. The length assigned is 1000 words; the focus is obviously on Australia; and the approach should be historical, but go right up to the present. I could be quite generous with the deadline for the right author! I wonder if any of you may be interested in taking this on, or could recommend a suitable author?

Sincere thanks,
Bridget. b.foley[at]