Popular Entertainment Studies

An interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the investigation of all aspects of popular entertainments



Popular Entertainment Studies, Vol 8, no 1 (March 2017)


A new issue of Popular Entertainment Studies is now available. Vol 8, no 1 (March 2017).


The unifying threads of this issue include changes in the roles of spectators and their engagements with performers while topics in the issue range from street performers, to the theatrical strategies used to represent the German genocide in German Southwest Africa in the first decade of the 20th century to the historiographical significance of  Swedish outdoor theatre.

Posted: 2017-03-28

Call for Papers: Vol. 8, no. 2 (September 2017)

We would invite all scholars and scholar-practitioners interested in the theory, practices and/ or history of popular entertainments to submit an expression of interest as soon as possible for the September issue. The scope of the journal is very wide: over the years we have ranged from 19th century cabaret and transnational touring companies to sport as entertainment, the provision of entertainment for troops serving in Afghanistan, to street performers and the Eurovision Song Contest. Topics included have referred to live theatre performances, as well as to manifestations on television and film.


Expressions of interest should be sent as soon as possible to the General Editor, Victor Emeljanow (Victor.Emeljanow@newcastle.edu.au) or the Associate Editor, Gillian Arrighi (Gillian.Arrighi@newcastle.edu.au). The deadline for the submission of final articles is Friday July 7, 2017.

Posted: 2017-03-28
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