CFP: The 2nd Celebrity Studies Journal conference

95637957-celebrity-studiesThe 2nd Celebrity Studies Journal conference will be  held at Royal Holloway University of London on June 19-21st June 2014  and will be themed around questions of methodology: ‘Approaching celebrity’.

The organisers 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.

They also invite submissions for Pecha Kucha style presentations, either individually or as part of a pre-constituted panel of 3-4 speakers. See the click here for more info.

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

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

More information can be found here..