PopCAANZ 7th Annual International Conference – Call For Papers

PopCAANZ 7th Annual International Conference
Sydney University Village, Sydney, Australia
29 June-1 July 2016

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 to the area chairs listed below. Deadline for proposals: 1 March, 2016.

Biography and Life Writing: Rachel Franks: biography@popcaanz.com
Business: Vicki Karaminas: business@popcaanz.com
Comics, Manga and Anime: Paul Mountfort: comics@popcaanz.com
Creative Writing: Karen Simpson Nikakis: writing@popcaanz.com
Curating: Heather Gailbraith: curating@popcaanz.com
Design: Gjoko Muratovski: design@popcaanz.com
Disability: Kimberley McMahon-Coleman: disability@popcaanz.com
Entertainment: Tanya Nitins: entertainment@popcaanz.com
Fandom: Katherine Larsen: fandom@popcaanz.com
Fashion: Vicki Karaminas: fashion@popcaanz.com
Fiction: Rachel Franks: fiction@popcaanz.com
Film: Bruce Isaacs: film@popcaanz.com
Food: Jill Adams food@popcaanz.com
Gender and Queer: Anita Brady: gender@popcaanz.com
Girlhood Studies: Juliette Peers: girlhood@popcaanz.com
Gothic and Horror: Lorna Piatti-Farnell: gothic@popcaanz.com
History: Bronwyn Labrum: history@popcaanz.com
Journalism: Stephen Harrington: journalism@popcaanz.com
Law: Jason Bainbridge: law@popcaanz.com
Performance: Sue Osmond: performance@popcaanz.com
Popular Romance: Jodi McAlister: popularomance@popcaanz.com
Radio and Audio Media: Martin Hadlow: radio@popcaanz.com
Religion: Holly Randell-Moon: religion@popcaanz.com
Science: Steven Gil: science@popcaanz.com
Spatial Arts: Julieanna Preston: spatial@popcaanz.com
Television: Rosser Johnson: tv@popcaanz.com
Textiles: Denise Rall: textiles@popcaanz.com
Toys and Games: Jason Bainbridge: toys@popcaanz.com
Visual Arts: Adam Geczy: visualarts@popcaanz.com

PopCAANZ will publish double-­‐blind peer reviewed Conference Proceedings online following the conference, and presenters will be invited to submit suitable articles to our new journal from June 2016, The Journal of Asia-­‐Pacific Pop Culture (Penn State University Press). Queries about new areas should be directed to vicepresident@popcaanz.com.