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Liverpool Hope University, June 28th-29th 2016


The Popular Culture research group at Liverpool Hope University welcome papers from academics and graduate students for its sixth annual international conference, 'Theorising the Popular'. Its aim is to demonstrate the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within ‘traditional’ subjects. The group breaks down disciplinary barriers and challenges academic hierarchies.

We would especially welcome papers in the following areas, although we invite proposals from all disciplines. As well as papers from established and early career academics, we encourage proposals from graduate students:

  • Film
  • TV
  • Music
  • Drama & Participation
  • Gender: Feminism/Femininities/Masculinities/Queering/Sexualities/Representations of the Body
  • Literature/Fiction
  • Language/Linguistics
  • Fan Cultures
  • Comedy
  • Politics
  • Sport
  • Media/Communications
  • Business Studies


Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Please send abstracts of 300 words to Dr Jacqui Miller millerj@hope.ac.uk by Thursday 31st March, 2016. 

 

Connect with us on social media:

Facebook: Theorising the Popular Conference

Twitter: @TheorisePopular

Previous Programs

'Theorising the Popular' previous conference 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

Full Conference (including Lunch and  all Refreshments)

£100

£80 (Students)

Single Day Rate (including Lunch and all Refreshments)

£60

£40 (Students)

 

To register for this conference please visit the Liverpool Hope University Online Store 

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. Alternatively, if you wish to go straight into the city centre there are frequent train and bus routes.

By Bus

The 187 operates between Hope Park and Liverpool South Parkway (the airport) every half hour during the day time Monday - Saturday. Follow this link for other buses and travel information. 

By Train

You can get a train from Liverpool South Parkway train station to Lime Street train station in the city centre. The airport is a short bus journey from South Parkway station.

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. By Northern Rail train (see here for the train map) the journey also takes approximately one hour to get to South Parkway Station [a short taxi ride away from the university].

From Liverpool City Centre to Hope Park Campus

To get to Hope Park from Liverpool city centre you can get either the Arriva 75 bus or the Merseytravel 86c (alight at Woolton road), this journey takes approximately 30 - 40 minutes traffic depending.

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.

More information on How to get to Hope

 

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

£46.00

En Suite & Breakfast

EDEN Suite (University Hotel)

£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 and linen and toiletries will be provided as part of the cost. In addition to the Halls of Residence we have a University hotel, the EDEN Suite. This has 17 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 Store

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

Overview

Liverpool Hope University, June 28th-29th 2016


The Popular Culture research group at Liverpool Hope University welcome papers from academics and graduate students for its sixth annual international conference, 'Theorising the Popular'. Its aim is to demonstrate the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within ‘traditional’ subjects. The group breaks down disciplinary barriers and challenges academic hierarchies.

We would especially welcome papers in the following areas, although we invite proposals from all disciplines. As well as papers from established and early career academics, we encourage proposals from graduate students:

  • Film
  • TV
  • Music
  • Drama & Participation
  • Gender: Feminism/Femininities/Masculinities/Queering/Sexualities/Representations of the Body
  • Literature/Fiction
  • Language/Linguistics
  • Fan Cultures
  • Comedy
  • Politics
  • Sport
  • Media/Communications
  • Business Studies


Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Please send abstracts of 300 words to Dr Jacqui Miller millerj@hope.ac.uk by Thursday 31st March, 2016. 

 

Connect with us on social media:

Facebook: Theorising the Popular Conference

Twitter: @TheorisePopular

Previous Programs

'Theorising the Popular' previous conference 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

Full Conference (including Lunch and  all Refreshments)

£100

£80 (Students)

Single Day Rate (including Lunch and all Refreshments)

£60

£40 (Students)

 

To register for this conference please visit the Liverpool Hope University Online Store 

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. Alternatively, if you wish to go straight into the city centre there are frequent train and bus routes.

By Bus

The 187 operates between Hope Park and Liverpool South Parkway (the airport) every half hour during the day time Monday - Saturday. Follow this link for other buses and travel information. 

By Train

You can get a train from Liverpool South Parkway train station to Lime Street train station in the city centre. The airport is a short bus journey from South Parkway station.

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. By Northern Rail train (see here for the train map) the journey also takes approximately one hour to get to South Parkway Station [a short taxi ride away from the university].

From Liverpool City Centre to Hope Park Campus

To get to Hope Park from Liverpool city centre you can get either the Arriva 75 bus or the Merseytravel 86c (alight at Woolton road), this journey takes approximately 30 - 40 minutes traffic depending.

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.

More information on How to get to Hope

 

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

£46.00

En Suite & Breakfast

EDEN Suite (University Hotel)

£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 and linen and toiletries will be provided as part of the cost. In addition to the Halls of Residence we have a University hotel, the EDEN Suite. This has 17 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 Store

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