CFP: Eat/Play/Tweet - An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture, Auckland
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture
The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of 'storytelling and identity' in popular culture. The conference will be held in Auckland on 7-9 July 2020.
The conference aims to bring together researchers in the field, and foster important interdisciplinary scholarly conversations in popular culture. Practices of storytelling are at the centre of the ways in which popular culture disseminates information.
From film to television, from Twitter accounts to the latest fandom trend, popular culture provides us with an arena where our narratives of the everyday can transform from immaterial notions to very material and tangible objects of consumption. Popular culture is privileged in its ability to both reflect and influence our identities, and the way we live, in our twenty-first century context.
Please email abstracts to the attention of the conference organisers at: firstname.lastname@example.org / Your abstracts should include your name, affiliation, e-mail address, the title of your proposed paper, and a short bio (100 words max).
The deadline for submissions is 17th January 2020
The conference invites abstracts for presentations related to the theme of 'storytelling and identity' in popular culture. Topics can include, but are not limited to:
Fictional narratives (from film to literature, television, comics, and beyond)
Popular genres and media
Social/online media, sharing cultures and cult followings
Fandom and celebrity
Popular icons, trends and fads
Depicting 'reality' in popular media and culture
Biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs
Practices of remaking and re-adaptation
Fashion, design, and culture
Aesthetics and desire
Consumerism and (im)materiality
Food cultures, histories, and representations
All matters of taste, cuisine, and identity
Gender identities and politics
Sex and sexualities
Family matters (including functions and disjunctions)
Spirituality and religion
Matters of life and death
Gothic and horror (in all their guises, as related to storytelling and identity)
Memory, remembering, and mis/remembering
Education, pedagogy and popular culture
Popular culture and the news
Authenticity and accuracy
Heritage and historiography
National politics and identities
Global vs local narratives and identities
Please email abstracts to the attention of the conference organisers at:
pop.centre @ aut.ac.nz
When submitting abstracts please make sure to include your name, affiliation, e-mail address, the title of your proposed paper, and a short bio (100 words max).