Inaugural Celebrity Studies Conference

Call for papers
December 12-14th 2012
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Deadline for abstracts and panels: March 5th 2012 (individual papers: 500words, +50 word bio; and for 3x person panels: panel title, lead/contact person; 3x 500 word abstracts, plus 3x individual 50 word biographies)

Successful abstracts notified by: 6th April

Enquiries/abstracts to:

Conference Website:

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Conference Registration Update

The early-bird conference registration rate has now finished. Conference registration is currently $200 NZD or $160 AUD (not including the conference dinner of $35 NZD).

Many thanks to those of you who have already registered.  For those of you who have not yet registered, we would ask that you let us know as soon as possible, and no later than November 10th, as to whether or not you are attending.  This is for the purposes of programming as well as catering, etc.

Registration form and payment details.

Accommodation and travel information.

CFP: “Music and Queer Theory”

Call for contributions – Transposition. Musique et sciences sociales nº 3 (

Queer theory is likely one of the most well-known and controversial recent schools of thought, and its impact has been felt in the academic world and beyond. It appeared in the early 1990s in the United States, as a direct offshoot of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) collectives, the work of Foucault (in particular, his History of Sexuality and ideas such as “biopolitics”), and Derrida’s deconstructionism. Continue reading “CFP: “Music and Queer Theory””