The 9th Annual International Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) will be held at Auckland University of Technology's City Campus, Auckland, New Zealand from July 2-4, 2018. Abstracts are now invited for submissions to the Disability stream.
PopCAANZ is dedicated to the understanding of everyday cultures. It is concerned with the study of the social practices and cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life, as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.
The Disability stream focuses on the intersection of these social practices and cultural meanings with disability studies, disability in popular culture and disability in popular media. Previous scholarly presentations have explored representations of disability in media, documentary, music, film, television, and toys, and have covered a range of diagnoses and abilities. Diversity is celebrated and encouraged.
Academics, professionals, cultural practitioners, and those with a scholarly interest in disability and popular culture are invited to submit a 150 word abstract and 100 word bio to the stream Chair, Kimberley McMahon-Coleman, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, by March 30, 2018. Enquiries about submissions may also be directed to this email address.
Further information will be published to the PopCAANZ website as it becomes available: http://popcaanz.com/.
Dr Kimberley McMahon-Coleman
Disability Stream Chair, PopCAANZ