Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Call for Papers

The First Annual Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) will be held June 30, July 1, 2 at the VIBE Hotel in Sydney.

Our website http://www.library.uq.edu.au/ipswich/popcaanz/

This interdisciplinary and transnational conference is accepting proposals on ALL aspects of popular culture including but not limited to:

Graphic Novels, Comics and Visual Cultures (Dr Paul Mountfort paul.mountfort@aut.ac.nz)
Popular Design (Dr Derham Groves, derham@unimelb.edu.au)
Popular Romance Studies (Dr Glen Thomas, gj.thomas@qut.edu.au)
Popular Fiction (Dr Toni Johnson-Woods, t.johnsonwoods@uq.edu.au)
Film and TV (Dr Rebecca Beirne, Rebecca.Beirne@newcastle.edu.au )
Fashion (Assoc Prof Vicki Karaminas, Vicki.Karaminas@uts.edu.au)
Popular Science (Dr William Lott, b.lott@qut.edu.au)
Linguistics (Alan Libert, Alan.Libert@newcastle.edu.au)
Queer Studies (Dr Samar Habib, S.Habib@uws.edu.au)
Journalism and Popular Culture (Dr John Cokely, http://www.blogger.com/j.cokley@uq.edu.au) Writing (Creative/Non Fiction) (Dr Giselle Bastin, Giselle.Bastin@flinders.edu.au)
Popular History (Dr Hsu-Ming Teo, Hsu-ming.Teo@humn.mq.edu.au)
Food Studies (Toni Risson, t.risson@uq.edu.au)
Sports and Popular Culture (Carol Wical, c.wical@uq.edu.au)
Popular Music Ed Montano (e_j_montano@hotmail.com)

Law and Popular Culture (Dr Jason Bainbridge, JBAINBRIDGE@groupwise.swin.edu.au)
Philosophy and Popular Culture
International Popular Cultures

Indigenous Cultures
Green Issues and Popular Culture
Writing (Creative/Non Fiction)
Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Research

Creative work is also accepted. Proposals for panels are welcome.

We will also be holding a postgraduate poster evening. All postgrads and undergrads (provided they are working with the guidance of a trained scholar) interested in presenting their would-be or current research are invited to submit an abstract. Please mark your submissions: Poster Session.

Abstracts (300 words max.) should be sent as e-mail attachments to the area chairs, if none is designated please forward to Dr Toni Johnson-Woods, t.johnsonwoods@uq.edu.au. The deadline for submissions is 30th November 2009 (first round) -- second round 20th December. Please include your name, affiliation, mailing and e-mail address, and the title of your presentation. E-mails should be entitled: PopCanz Conference. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within one week, please resend your submission. Accepted presenters will be notified via e-mail by January 2010.

A selection of papers from the conference will be solicited for publication in the PopCAANZ Journal.

Additional information is available on the PopCanz blogsite: http://popcanz.blogspot.com/

Monday, 14 September 2009

Welcome to PopCanz Blog Site

Welcome Everyone!!!

The story so far:

CHANGE OF DATE: Wednesday June 30, Thursday July 1 and Friday July 2 2010.
To be held at the VIBE Hotel.

Alternative Accommodation: Women's College , University of Sydney
Metro Hotels (http://www.metrohotels.com.au/).

PopCAANZ Officers (so far)

  • Dr Toni Johnson-Woods (President)
  • Dr Derham Groves (Vice President)
  • Vicki Karaminas (Secretary)
  • John Cokely (Treasurer)
  • Organising Committee (Toni, Vicki, Rebecca and Derham)
  • Journal Editor at Large (Vicki Karaminas)
  • Journal Guest Editor (to be rotated)

Area Chairs

The area chairs are responsible for
  • writing description for the Call for Papers
  • distributing CFP
  • selecting papers & organising into panels
  • the 'quality' of the papers
  • organising & briefing the panel chairs
  • getting delegates' books on the booksellers sales tables (ie so provide organising committe with titles and publishers); book flyers for the satchels
  • special av requirements
  • abstracts (length, grammar, timeliness)
  • fielding media enquiries
  • holding a meeting for next year's conference
  • organising referees for conference paper publication

Basically the area chair runs their area. I'm hoping to get enthusiastic experts in their fields who will be able to make the area their own and who will continue in this role. Feel free to suggest publishers, booksellers, sponsors, promotion venues/ideas etc.