Friday, November 10, 2017

Call for Contributors: New Academic Pop Fiction Blog

Elizabeth Parker of the University of Birmingham (UK) has written that:
A few of us at the University of Birmingham are in the process of setting up a Popular Literature blog. The idea is that each month there will be a different contributor, who will write a couple of entries on all things Pop Lit related! If you're interested in contributing, please do get in touch!
She adds that "We’d definitely be really keen to have some romance scholars contributing… " You can reach her at

Monday, November 06, 2017

Call for Papers: PopCAANZ 9th Annual International Conference 2 – 4 July 2018

PopCAANZ 9th Annual International Conference

2 – 4 July 2018

Auckland University of Technology, City Campus
Auckland, New Zealand

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (Pop CAANZ) 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 chair by 31 March, 2018.

The area chair for Popular Romance is Jodi McAlister:

The call for papers can be found here and the conference page is here.