It was great to be given the opportunity to write about my time living in the heart of the city. I can highly recommend city living.
Last December I had two wonderful experiences, all in the space of a few days. The first was presenting my paper at the Celebrity Conference at Deakin University. My paper is titled "Can You Delve So Low? Morrissey versus Morrissey-Solo" and is an analysis of the tension between celebrity and the management (or not) of online fandom. There is a special conference journal coming out and I really hope my paper gets published.
Overall, the Celebrity Studies conference was fantastic and was a great opportunity to listen to other papers (especially when the content is Lindsay Lohan, Dlisted, Lana Del Ray and Antoine Dodson). Like other conferences I have attended I returned home full of ideas and a list of scribbled notes which I must extend into full outlines.
The second experience was seeing Morrissey! He seems to have a habit of playing a concert just days after I have presented a paper on him. Well, I'm counting twice as a habit anyway. After getting over the drama of my flight being cancelled and managing to wangle a seat on a later flight, seeing Morrissey live was,yet again amazing!