Another World of Popular Entertainments International Conference 12-14 June 2013
Another World of Popular Entertainments is hosted by the School of Creative Arts (formerly the School of Drama, Fine Art and Music), co-convenors Gillian Arrighi and Victor Emeljanow. This conference follows the sucess of the inaugural Popular Entertrainments conference held in 2009.
Despite the vibrant, complex, and ubiquitous nature of popular entertainments, the field has suffered from a lack of sustained academic attention. Nevertheless, popular entertainments have a global reach and a transnational significance at odds with the fact that the meaning and definition of both 'popular' and 'entertainment' remain widely contested. Since the late-nineteenth century class-based prejudices in Western culture have championed the superiority of art and literature over the dubious and fleeting pleasures of 'entertainment.' Similarly, the term 'popular' has carried pejorative connotations, indicating something common and outside the conventional and highbrow productions of the purpose-built theatre house or concert hall.
Download the Conference Program or visit www.newcastle.edu.au/conference/another-world-of-popular-entertainments/
- The 3-day conference sessions and all materials
- Lunch, morning and afternoon tea on 12, 13 and 14 June
- Conference bus transport from Newcastle city to the conference venue at the University of Newcastle on the morning and evening of 12, 13 and 14 June
Student and unwaged (flat rate) $110.00
Registration for the Conference and the Conference Dinner is now open through the University of Newcastle Online Shop (http://www.uononlineshop.com/index.php/conference/conferences-events/another-world-of-popular-entertainments-international-conference/another-world-of-popular-entertainments-international-conference.html)
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