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POPCAANZ Conference 2011 and *New* Journal: Call for Papers on ‘Disability and Culture’

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. Its conference and soon to be launched journal offer ideal opportunities for publishing work which could be said to fit into the remit of Cultural Disability Studies.

The POPCAANZ Conference 2011 will be New Zealand between 29th June – 1st July 2011.  Academics, professionals, cultural practitioners and those with a scholarly interest in popular culture are invited to be involved.  Panel chair, Donna McDonald, is encouraging a wide variety of abstracts around the theme of disability and popular culture and asks for 150 word abstracts to be sent to d.mcdonald@uq.edu.au.  Deadline for submissions is 30th January 2011. Other panels (with chair contact details) include:

Anime and Manga – Craig.Norris@utas.edu.au
Fashion – Vicki.Karaminas@uts.edu.au
Film and TV – rebecca.beirne@newcastle.edu.au
Graphic Novels and Comics – paul.mountfort@aut.ac.nz
Music – Edward.montano@mq.edu.au
Popular Biography and Life Writing – Giselle.Bastin@flinders.edu.au
Popular Design – derham@unimelb.edu.au and prudenceblack@gmail.com
Popular Fiction – t.johnsonwoods@uq.edu.au
Popular History – hsuming.teo@mq.edu.au
Science – b.lott@qut.edu.au
Sports – c.wical@uq.edu.au
Visual Arts – adam.geczy@sydney.edu.au

The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, which is the association’s official journal, will be launched during the 2011 conference.  If you would like to submit an article please contact the editors: Toni Johnson-Woods (t.johnsonwoods@uq.edu.au) or Vicki Karaminas (Vicki.karaminas@uts.edu.au). For more information visit here.