IAMCR 2014: Popular Culture Working Group - CfP - Deadline 10 February

The Popular Culture Working group invites papers and panel proposal for submission for the 2014 IAMCR Conference in Hyderabad. The conference theme is:  REGION AS FRAME: POLITICS, PRESENCE, PRACTICE.

 Presentations and papers that focus on the following topics are sought:

  • the framing of the popular and its various interfaces, articulations and disarticulations with the global and or national media.

  • The role of the popular media in constructing imagined communities

  • The nature of regional celebrity systemsin the reproduction of presence and prestige

  • Media images and inequality

  • Traditional, regional and global performances and representational practices

  • The popular media and creative labour

  • Popular histories and media histories; the regional interfaces between oral, written and audio-visual popular forms and formats

  • Media and the imagination of inequalities – race, gender, class and sexual identities

  • Celebrity systems and the exercise of political and economic power.

Papers that explore other aspects of the overarching theme not noted above will be also considered on their merits.

Submissions Procedure

Individual papers and panels must be submitted through the online Open Conference System at http://iamcr-ocs.org from 1 December 2013 – 10 February 2014. Early submission is strongly encouraged. There are to be no email submissions of abstracts addressed to any Section or Working Group Head.

It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person for consideration by the Conference. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same applicant either individually or as part of any group of authors. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to other Sections or Working Groups of the Association for consideration, after an initial submission. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be automatically rejected by the Open Conference System, by the relevant Head or by the Conference Programme Reviewer. Such applicants risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.

Upon submission of an abstract, you will be asked to confirm that your submission is original and that it has not been previously published in the form presented. You will also be given an opportunity to declare if your submission is currently before another conference for consideration.

Presenters are expected to bring fully developed work to the conference. Prior to the conference, it is expected that a completed paper will be submitted to Section, Working Group, Session Chairs, and/or Discussants.

 The deadlines are as follows:

8 November 2013

 First call for abstracts (for papers and panels)

1 December 2013

Open Computer System (OCS) available for abstract submission at http://iamcr-ocs.org

10 February 2014

OCS closed

11- 20 February 2014

Initial technical review of submissions (review process by Sections and WGs will start after this)

24 March 2014

Notification of acceptances of abstracts

15 April 2014

Confirmation of participation deadline

30 April 2014

Deadline for early bird registration

15 May 2014

Final conference programme

13 June 2014

Conference programme to be published online

20 June 2014

Deadline for full paper submission

15-19 July 2014

IAMCR Conference

Popular Culture Working Group

Barry King