Conference Roundtable: Beyoncé Debate (Barcelona, July 5, 2016)

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July 5, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Sexuality Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Are public responses to Beyoncé feminism as politically daring as some of her performances are? While many scholars, critics, and journalists have problematized her feminism, especially in relation to her recent album Lemonade, there is necessity for reading her cultural productions in celebrity feminism and debunk political correctedness in the marketing of her feminist views.

What is the media missing?

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) hosts an exclusive conference roundtable ‘Beyoncé Debate’. You will be joining the Chair Jackie Raphael and key speakers Annelot Prins, Kelly M. O’Donnell, Louise St Guillaume and Kirsty Fairclough–Isaacs for the discussion in Barcelona on July 5, 2016. The roundtable will be held prior to the awards for best media and celebrity studies paper and Celebrity Chat video.

We welcome guests, journalists, and publicists to attend the complete conference in Barcelona (July 3-5, 2016) for a discounted rate of $150.

Guest registration includes: Your printed conference package, catered lunch, coffee / tea breaks, evening drinks, professional development workshop, eligibility to publish in edited book, electronic version of peer-reviewed edited book based on the conference of which the roundtable is a part. Guests have the option to attend the roundtable and interview key speakers.

Visit the conference website and select guest registration below the CFP:

The full conference program is available for download as a PDF file here.

Conference hashtag: #BGCS16

Conference committee: Jackie Raphael, Celia Lam, Samita Nandy, Louis Massey, Josh Nathan, and Andrea Marshall

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