Conference Proceedings 2014
Peer Reviewed Proceedings of the 5th Annual PopCAANZ Conference
Hobart, Australia, 18–20 June, 2014
The proceedings from this year’s conference in Hobart are now published. You can find them at the Conference Proceedings 2014 page.
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
Shanghai Street Style
Our Shanghai Street Style book has been launched in the UK for Xmas and so far we are getting a wee bit of press.
Intellect created a fabulous looking book, so if you want to buy a copy, don’t be shy.
It’s also ready for pre-order on most Australian book sites. Just Google the title.
Have a great Xmas everyone.
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
Call for articles
The Journal of Popular Television
Principal Editor: James Leggott
This international, peer-reviewed journal invites articles on all aspects of popular television, both fictional and non-fictional, from docudramas and sports to news and cultural programming. The first volume will be published in 2013 by Intellect (UK). Continue reading
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 http://www.participations.org.
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.
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.
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?