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Theorising the Popular Conference 2017

Liverpool Hope University, June 21st-22nd 2017

 

The Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University is delighted to announce its seventh annual international conference, ‘Theorising the Popular’. Building on the success of previous years, the 2017 conference aims to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within ‘traditional’ subjects. One of its chief goals will be to generate debate that challenges academic hierarchies and cuts across disciplinary barriers.

The conference invites submissions from a broad range of disciplines, and is particularly interested in new ways of researching ‘popular’ forms of communication and culture. In addition to papers from established and early career academics, we encourage proposals from postgraduate taught and research students.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Film and Television
  • Media and Communication
  • Politics and Populism
  • Literature (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
  • Music
  • Drama and Performance
  • Fan Cultures and Audience Research
  • Sport
  • Games Studies
  • Celebrity
  • Social Media
  • Gender: Feminism/Femininities/Masculinities/Queering/Sexualities/Representations of the Body

 

The conference will be held at Liverpool Hope’s main campus, Hope Park. Situated in a pleasant suburb of Liverpool, just four miles from the city centre, Hope Park offers superb facilities in beautiful surroundings.

Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Please send abstracts of 300 words to Dr Jacqui Miller and Dr Joshua Gulam (ttpconference@hope.ac.uk) by March 17th 2017. The abstract should include your name, email address, affiliation, as well as the title of your paper.

Successful abstracts will be notified by April 3rd 2017.

Conference fees: £100 for both days, including lunch and all refreshments (£80 for students and unwaged). Day rates are also available (see Registration Fees section of this website).

 

Connect with us on social media:

Twitter: @TheorisePopular

Facebook: Theorising the Popular Conference

Previous Programs

  

Panel Topics 2015

30th June - 1st July 2015‌

Theorising the Popular Conference Program 2015

Performance and Culture
Chair - Elodie Chazalon

Cinema and Society
Chair - Jacqui Miller

Television and Culture
Chair - Elena Boschi

Writing and Meaning
Chair - Lynn Hilditch

Literary Forms and Cultural Expression
Chair - Elliot Hardman

‘Bona To Vada Your Dolly Old Eek. Queer Lineages, Campiness and Popular Performance’
Chair - Eric Sandberg

Culture and Critique
Chair - Esmee Hoek

Difficult Women
Chair - Jacqui Miller

Masculinities and Culture
Chair - Sue Cronshaw

Culture and the World
Chair - Elliot Hardman


 

Panel Topics 2013

1st - 3rd July 2013 

Theorising the Popular Conference Program 2013

“Heroes”
 
Chair - Elena Boschi

 “Let’s Dance”
Chair - Sue Cronshaw

“Cracked Actor
Chair - Suzanne Bray

“Hang Onto Your Self”
 Chair - Jacqui Miller

“Fashion”
Chair - Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish

“Rebel Rebel”
Chair: Kasandra Paterson

“Golden Years”
Chair - Esperanza Miyake

“Word on a Wing”
Chair - Lynn Hilditch

“Changes”
Chair - Jacqui Miller

“Ashes to Ashes”
Chair - Anthony Cawley

“Where are we Now?”
Chair - Elliot Hardman

 


 

Panel Topics 2012

2nd - 4th July 2012

Theorising the Popular Conference Program 2012

Films, Heroes And Re-Visions
Chair – Jacqui Miller

International Art, Culture And Resistance
Chair - Sue Cronshaw

Culture, Technology And Innovation
Chair - Peter Kramer

Textual Transformations
Chair - Alice Bennett

Cartoons, Music and TV: Culture, Text and Cultural Critique
Chair -  Anthony Cawley

Sexualities, Politics and Culture
Chair – Claire Molloy

Modern Literary Culture
Chair - Manel Herat

Global media
Chair - Bryce Evans


 

Panel Topics 2010 

19th - 21st July 2010

Theorising the Popular Conference Program 2010

Popular Literature
Chair: Steve Brie

Performing Arts
Chair: Gary Bowman

Film & Culture
Chair: Peter Kramer

Asian Cultural Perspectives
Chair: Roshan Singh

Adolescent Media
Chair: John Walliss

Elite V. Popular: A Cultural Debate
Chair: Elaine Hartnell

Fan Cultures
Chair: Jacqui Miller

The End: A Bang or a Laugh?
Chair: Charlie Blake

Media, Crime & Investigation
Chair: Jacqui Miller

Resistant Forms: Film, Art & Music
Chair: Linda McLoughlin

Registration Fees

Registration Fees for Theorising the Popular 2017

2-Day Rate (including lunch and all refreshments)

£100 for Standard Delegates

£80 for Students and Unwaged

Single Day Rate (including lunch and all refreshments)

£50 for Standard Delegates

£40 for Students and Unwaged

To register for this conference please visit the Liverpool Hope University Online Store. An email will be circulated to all delegates to confirm when registration is available. 

Travel and Hotels

 

Getting to Hope

 

From Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Hope Park

The closest airport to Hope Park is Liverpool John Lennon airport.  

To travel to the university it takes approximately 20 minutes by bus from the airport (traffic depending). If you are travelling to Hope from Liverpool John Lennon airport, the most direct public transport route is by bus (route 81A). Alternatively, if you wish to go straight into the city centre there are frequent train and bus routes. For details of bus times and routes see the Arriva website.

 

By Bus

From the city centre the buses which go to Hope Park include the 75, 86C (from Liverpool One Bus Station and Great Charlotte Street/Elliot Street) or 78 (from Queens Square Bus Station) and drop off on Woolton Road. 

  

By Train

Hope Park is easily accessible from Liverpool’s main railway station, Liverpool Lime Street.  The 86c bus is direct to Taggart Avenue and the 79c and 79d bus services stop at the Childwall Fiveways and the 75 stops on Woolton Road.  

Broad Green railway station is the nearest (just over one mile) to our Hope Park campus, but there are no direct bus services. Various buses are available from Queens Drive, a short walk away, including the 61, 81 and 81A.

  

By Taxi or Minibus

Private hire taxis:

Mersey Cabs: +44 ( 0)151 298 1234 (card) /  +44 (0)151 298 2222 (cash)

Village Taxis: +44 (0)151 427 7909

Liverpool Taxi Service: +44 7582 35 35 35 

Private hire minibuses:

Adminibuses: +44 ( 0)151 280 0350

Local Minibus hire: +44 (0)151 6650 001

  

From Manchester Airport to Hope Park

Manchester airport is the second closest Airport to Liverpool. It takes approximately one hour by National Express coach to get from Manchester airport bus terminal to Liverpool city centre. 

  

From Heathrow to Liverpool

If you fly to Heathrow rather than Liverpool or Manchester, you can get either a train or a coach to Liverpool. It is best to book in advance to guarantee a seat and a reasonable price. National Express coaches depart from the airport while the train departs from Euston station. You can commute to Euston from the airport on the underground by taking the Piccadilly Line to Green Park, then the Victoria Line to Euston. 

 

For more information about Liverpool see the Visit Liverpool website.

For more information about Liverpool Hope University and transport to and from its various campuses see the How to Find Us section of this website. 

 

 

Accomodation 

Option 1

There is a variety of accommodation options situated within the grounds of the conference venue. All of which are competitively priced. They are listed as follows:

Type of Accommodation

Type of Accommodation

Price per room/per night

En Suite & Breakfast

Hall of Residence

£40.00

En Suite & Breakfast

EDEN Suite (Executive rooms)

£58.50

Please take a look at the image gallery to view the accommodation available. In the Halls of Residence, there are also catering facilities, while linen and toiletries will be provided as part of the cost. In addition to the Halls of Residence, we have the EDEN Suite - a set of executive style double en-suite bedrooms. Breakfast is conveniently located for all the accommodation types. 

To book accommodation for the conference please visit the Liverpool Hope University Online StoreAn email will be circulated to all delegates to confirm when the booking for accomodation is available. 

The on campus accommodation available in Option 1 should suit most people’s needs and is conveniently placed to enjoy the vibrant research community during the conference. However, if you would like to be based in the City Centre then there is Option 2.

 

Option 2

Liverpool has a wide range of hotels which can be booked from hotel websites and price comparison sites.  The city centre is approximately a 25-35 minute bus ride from the University (see above for details on transport to and from city centre).

Overview

 

Theorising the Popular Conference 2017

Liverpool Hope University, June 21st-22nd 2017

 

The Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University is delighted to announce its seventh annual international conference, ‘Theorising the Popular’. Building on the success of previous years, the 2017 conference aims to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within ‘traditional’ subjects. One of its chief goals will be to generate debate that challenges academic hierarchies and cuts across disciplinary barriers.

The conference invites submissions from a broad range of disciplines, and is particularly interested in new ways of researching ‘popular’ forms of communication and culture. In addition to papers from established and early career academics, we encourage proposals from postgraduate taught and research students.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Film and Television
  • Media and Communication
  • Politics and Populism
  • Literature (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
  • Music
  • Drama and Performance
  • Fan Cultures and Audience Research
  • Sport
  • Games Studies
  • Celebrity
  • Social Media
  • Gender: Feminism/Femininities/Masculinities/Queering/Sexualities/Representations of the Body

 

The conference will be held at Liverpool Hope’s main campus, Hope Park. Situated in a pleasant suburb of Liverpool, just four miles from the city centre, Hope Park offers superb facilities in beautiful surroundings.

Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Please send abstracts of 300 words to Dr Jacqui Miller and Dr Joshua Gulam (ttpconference@hope.ac.uk) by March 17th 2017. The abstract should include your name, email address, affiliation, as well as the title of your paper.

Successful abstracts will be notified by April 3rd 2017.

Conference fees: £100 for both days, including lunch and all refreshments (£80 for students and unwaged). Day rates are also available (see Registration Fees section of this website).

 

Connect with us on social media:

Twitter: @TheorisePopular

Facebook: Theorising the Popular Conference

Previous Programs

  

Panel Topics 2015

30th June - 1st July 2015‌

Theorising the Popular Conference Program 2015

Performance and Culture
Chair - Elodie Chazalon

Cinema and Society
Chair - Jacqui Miller

Television and Culture
Chair - Elena Boschi

Writing and Meaning
Chair - Lynn Hilditch

Literary Forms and Cultural Expression
Chair - Elliot Hardman

‘Bona To Vada Your Dolly Old Eek. Queer Lineages, Campiness and Popular Performance’
Chair - Eric Sandberg

Culture and Critique
Chair - Esmee Hoek

Difficult Women
Chair - Jacqui Miller

Masculinities and Culture
Chair - Sue Cronshaw

Culture and the World
Chair - Elliot Hardman


 

Panel Topics 2013

1st - 3rd July 2013 

Theorising the Popular Conference Program 2013

“Heroes”
 
Chair - Elena Boschi

 “Let’s Dance”
Chair - Sue Cronshaw

“Cracked Actor
Chair - Suzanne Bray

“Hang Onto Your Self”
 Chair - Jacqui Miller

“Fashion”
Chair - Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish

“Rebel Rebel”
Chair: Kasandra Paterson

“Golden Years”
Chair - Esperanza Miyake

“Word on a Wing”
Chair - Lynn Hilditch

“Changes”
Chair - Jacqui Miller

“Ashes to Ashes”
Chair - Anthony Cawley

“Where are we Now?”
Chair - Elliot Hardman

 


 

Panel Topics 2012

2nd - 4th July 2012

Theorising the Popular Conference Program 2012

Films, Heroes And Re-Visions
Chair – Jacqui Miller

International Art, Culture And Resistance
Chair - Sue Cronshaw

Culture, Technology And Innovation
Chair - Peter Kramer

Textual Transformations
Chair - Alice Bennett

Cartoons, Music and TV: Culture, Text and Cultural Critique
Chair -  Anthony Cawley

Sexualities, Politics and Culture
Chair – Claire Molloy

Modern Literary Culture
Chair - Manel Herat

Global media
Chair - Bryce Evans


 

Panel Topics 2010 

19th - 21st July 2010

Theorising the Popular Conference Program 2010

Popular Literature
Chair: Steve Brie

Performing Arts
Chair: Gary Bowman

Film & Culture
Chair: Peter Kramer

Asian Cultural Perspectives
Chair: Roshan Singh

Adolescent Media
Chair: John Walliss

Elite V. Popular: A Cultural Debate
Chair: Elaine Hartnell

Fan Cultures
Chair: Jacqui Miller

The End: A Bang or a Laugh?
Chair: Charlie Blake

Media, Crime & Investigation
Chair: Jacqui Miller

Resistant Forms: Film, Art & Music
Chair: Linda McLoughlin

Registration Fees

Registration Fees for Theorising the Popular 2017

2-Day Rate (including lunch and all refreshments)

£100 for Standard Delegates

£80 for Students and Unwaged

Single Day Rate (including lunch and all refreshments)

£50 for Standard Delegates

£40 for Students and Unwaged

To register for this conference please visit the Liverpool Hope University Online Store. An email will be circulated to all delegates to confirm when registration is available. 

Travel and Hotels

 

Getting to Hope

 

From Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Hope Park

The closest airport to Hope Park is Liverpool John Lennon airport.  

To travel to the university it takes approximately 20 minutes by bus from the airport (traffic depending). If you are travelling to Hope from Liverpool John Lennon airport, the most direct public transport route is by bus (route 81A). Alternatively, if you wish to go straight into the city centre there are frequent train and bus routes. For details of bus times and routes see the Arriva website.

 

By Bus

From the city centre the buses which go to Hope Park include the 75, 86C (from Liverpool One Bus Station and Great Charlotte Street/Elliot Street) or 78 (from Queens Square Bus Station) and drop off on Woolton Road. 

  

By Train

Hope Park is easily accessible from Liverpool’s main railway station, Liverpool Lime Street.  The 86c bus is direct to Taggart Avenue and the 79c and 79d bus services stop at the Childwall Fiveways and the 75 stops on Woolton Road.  

Broad Green railway station is the nearest (just over one mile) to our Hope Park campus, but there are no direct bus services. Various buses are available from Queens Drive, a short walk away, including the 61, 81 and 81A.

  

By Taxi or Minibus

Private hire taxis:

Mersey Cabs: +44 ( 0)151 298 1234 (card) /  +44 (0)151 298 2222 (cash)

Village Taxis: +44 (0)151 427 7909

Liverpool Taxi Service: +44 7582 35 35 35 

Private hire minibuses:

Adminibuses: +44 ( 0)151 280 0350

Local Minibus hire: +44 (0)151 6650 001

  

From Manchester Airport to Hope Park

Manchester airport is the second closest Airport to Liverpool. It takes approximately one hour by National Express coach to get from Manchester airport bus terminal to Liverpool city centre. 

  

From Heathrow to Liverpool

If you fly to Heathrow rather than Liverpool or Manchester, you can get either a train or a coach to Liverpool. It is best to book in advance to guarantee a seat and a reasonable price. National Express coaches depart from the airport while the train departs from Euston station. You can commute to Euston from the airport on the underground by taking the Piccadilly Line to Green Park, then the Victoria Line to Euston. 

 

For more information about Liverpool see the Visit Liverpool website.

For more information about Liverpool Hope University and transport to and from its various campuses see the How to Find Us section of this website. 

 

 

Accomodation 

Option 1

There is a variety of accommodation options situated within the grounds of the conference venue. All of which are competitively priced. They are listed as follows:

Type of Accommodation

Type of Accommodation

Price per room/per night

En Suite & Breakfast

Hall of Residence

£40.00

En Suite & Breakfast

EDEN Suite (Executive rooms)

£58.50

Please take a look at the image gallery to view the accommodation available. In the Halls of Residence, there are also catering facilities, while linen and toiletries will be provided as part of the cost. In addition to the Halls of Residence, we have the EDEN Suite - a set of executive style double en-suite bedrooms. Breakfast is conveniently located for all the accommodation types. 

To book accommodation for the conference please visit the Liverpool Hope University Online StoreAn email will be circulated to all delegates to confirm when the booking for accomodation is available. 

The on campus accommodation available in Option 1 should suit most people’s needs and is conveniently placed to enjoy the vibrant research community during the conference. However, if you would like to be based in the City Centre then there is Option 2.

 

Option 2

Liverpool has a wide range of hotels which can be booked from hotel websites and price comparison sites.  The city centre is approximately a 25-35 minute bus ride from the University (see above for details on transport to and from city centre).