Thursday, January 20, 2011

Popular Culture - Australasia

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) will be launching its own journal this year:
The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture is a double-blind refereed journal. It has three issues per volume. The first issue will be released at the association’s conference in Auckland.
They're looking for "articles of between 4,000 and 6,000 words." More details about the journal can be found here.

The 2011 PopCAANZ conference is taking place from the 29th June to the 1st of July in Auckland, New Zealand. There's a call for papers:
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.
We invite academics, professionals, cultural practitioners and those with a scholarly interest in popular culture to send a 150-word abstract (with bio and email address) to the area chairs
The areas and their chairs are:
  • Anime and Manga (
  • Business and Popular Culture (
  • Disabilities and Popular Culture (
  • Fashion (
  • Film and TV (
  • Food Studies (
  • Graphic Novels and Comics (
  • Music (
  • Biography and Life Writing (
  • Design (;
  • Popular Fiction (
  • Popular History (
  • Science (
  • Sports (
  • Toys and Games (
  • Visual Arts (
More details can be found here. The deadline for submitting an abstract "has been extended to end of February."

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