Emeritus Prof. John Storey's profile

‌Emeritus Professor John Storey

Email: john.storey@sunderland.ac.uk


Research interests:

  • cultural studies, especially cultural theory and cultural history
  • theoretical and historical approaches to popular culture
  • cultural history of opera‌
  • cultural representations of America's war in Vietnam
  • cultural memory‌
  • development of cultural studies
  • debates in cultural studies
  • identity, consumption and everyday life
  • media use (discourses and technologies) when in romantic relationships‌

See research projects and collaborations

Key Research Output:‌

  • Books

    2016 (forthcoming): Theories of Consumption, Routledge

    2016: The Making of English Popular Culture, Routledge

    2015: Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, seventh edition, Routledge

    2013: From Popular Culture to Everyday Life, Routledge

    2010: Culture and Power in Cultural Studies: The Politics of Signification, Edinburgh University Press

    2010: Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture: Theories and Methods, third edition, Edinburgh University Press and University of Georgia PressJohn books translations covers [image]

    2010: Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture (co-edited with Michael Higgins and Clarissa Smith), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press‌‌‌

    2009: Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader, fourth edition, Pearson Education

    2008: The Articulation of Memory and Desire (Chinese translation of articles/chapters previously published in English), Guangxi: Guangxi University Press

    2003: Inventing Popular Culture, Blackwell

    1999: Cultural Consumtion and Everyday Life, Arnold

    1996: What is Cultural Studies? A Reader, Arnold

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  • Book Chapters



    (in press) 'Epistemologies of the Popular and Ontologies of the Material', in La Cultura Popular en los Procesos de Transformacion Social, Oviedo: Oviedo University Press.

    'Introduction: Making Popular Culture', in The Making of English Popular Culture (ed) John Storey, London: Routledge, 2016.

    'Class and the Invention of Tradition: Christmas, Football and Folksong', in The Making of English Popular Culture (ed) John Storey, London: Routledge, 2016.

    'Mediatized Spaces of Intimacy', in Spaces of Intimacy (ed) Juan Antonio Suarez and David Walton, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015.


    'Culture in British Cultural Studies', in Culture and Its Discontents (ed) Ingo Schneider and Marin Sexl, Innsbruck University Press, 2015.

    'What, When, And Where Are The Sixties' in The Sixties: A Worldwide Happening, Amsterdam: Troopeen Museum, 2015.

    'Media Love: intimacy in mediatized worlds' (co-authored with Katy McDonald) in Mediatized Worlds: Culture and Society in a Media Age, (eds) Andreas Hepp and Friedrich Krotz, Palgrave, 2014.

    'The Roots and Routes of Bristish Identity' in Culture and Power (ed) Eduardo de Gregorio-Godeo, Peter Lang, 2012.


    'Culture in Cultural Studies' in Being Cultural, (ed) Bruce Cohen, Pearson 2011.

    'Postmodernism and Popular Culture' in Postmodern Thought, (ed) Stuart Sim, Routledge, 2011.

    'Becoming British' in The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture, (eds) Michael Higgins, Clarissa Smith and John Storey, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

    'Discourses of the Popular' in High Culture and/versus Popular Culture, (eds) Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Dorothea Flothow, Heidelberg: Universitaetsverlag Winter, 2009.

    'Raymond Williams, Culture and Cultural Studies' in About Raymond Williams: Critical Perpectives, (eds) Lawrence Grossberg, Monika Seidel and Roman Horak, Routledge, 2009.

    '"The spoiled adopted child of Great Britain and even of the Empire": A symptomatic reading of Heart of Darkness' in Stories of Empire, (eds) Christa Knellwof King and Margarete Rubik, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2009.

    'The Invention of the English Christmas' in Popular Culture, Popular Music and Ideology: A Case Study of Christmas,(ed) Sheila Whiteley, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.

    'Culture, Power, Difference', in Discourses of Difference Within and Beyond Education, (ed) Elizabeth Atkinson, Michael Reiss and Renee DePalma, Trentham Books, 2007.
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    'Cultural Studies', in The Routledge Dictionary of Postmodernism, Second Edition (ed) Stuart Sim, London: Routledge, 2005.

    'Postmodernism and Popular Culture' in The Routledge Dictionary of Postmodernism, Second Edition (ed) Stuart Sim, London: Routledge, 2005.

    'The Popular' and 'Postmodernism' in New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society, London: Blackwell Publishers, 2005.

    'Cultural Studies: UK', in The John Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, John Hopkins Press, 2004.

    'Culture and Power', in Reconciling Anglistik, (ed) Anja Mueller-Wood, Trier: University of Trier Press, 2004.John books translations covers [image]

    'Cultural Studies', in The Routledge Dictionary of Postmodernism, second edition, (ed) Stuart Sim, London: Routledge, 2004.

    'Postmodernism and Popular Culture', in The Routledge Dictionary of Postmodernism, second edition, (ed) Stuart Sim, London: Routledge, 2004.

    'The Popular' and 'Postmodernism' in New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of culture and Society, (eds) Tony Bennett, Lawrence Grossberg and Meaghan Morris, Blackwell, 2004.

    'Cultural Studies: UK' in The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.John books translations covers [image]

    'Mixing Memory and Desire: Hegemony, Representation and America's War in Vietnam' in Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Culture and Power, University of Alcala, Madrid, 2003.

    '10,000 Miles in the Mouth of a Graveyard: Remembering Vietnam and the War in the Persian Gulf' in Culture and Power, (eds) Fernando Galván Reula , Julio Cañero Serrano and José Santiago Fernandez Vasquez, Madrid: University of Alcala Press, 2003.

    'The Articulation of Memory and Desire: From Vietnam to the War in the Persian Gulf in (ed) Paul Grainge, Film and Popular Memory, Manchester University Press, 2002.

    'Expecting Rain: Opera as Popular Culture?' in (ed) Jim Collins, High-Pop, Blackwell, 2001.

    'The Sixties in the Nineties: Pastiche or Hyperconsciousness?' in (ed) Anna Gough-Yates and Bill Osgerby, Tough-Guys, Smooth Operators and Foxy Chicks, Routledge, 2001.

    'Cultural Studies: The Politics of an Academic Practice; An Academic Practice as Politics' in (ed) Jose Lambert and Rita Ghesquiere, The Future of Cultural Studies: Essays in Honour of Joris Vlasselaers, Leuven University Press, 2000.

    'Postmodernism and Popular Culture' in (ed) Stuart Sim, The Icon Critical Dictionary of Postmodern Thought, Icon Press, 1998.

    'Rockin' Hegemony: West Coast Rock and Amerika's War in Vietnam' (revised version) in (ed) John Storey, Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader (second edition), Harvester Wheatsheaf and University of Georgia Press, 1998.

    'The Study of Popular Culture and Cultural Studies' in (ed) John Storey, Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader (second edition), Harvester Wheatsheaf and University of Georgia Press, 1998.

    'Popular Culture and British Cultural Studies' in (eds) David Jarret, Tadeusz Rachwal and Tadeusz Slawek, Writing Places and Mapping Words: Readings in British Cultural Studies, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Slaskiego, Katowice, Poland, 1996.

    'Cultural Studies: An Introduction' in (ed) John Storey, What is Cultural Studies: A Reader, Edward Arnold, 1996.

    'The Politics of Pop and the War in the Gulf' (with Deborah Johnson) in The Gulf War did not Happen: Politics, Culture and Warfare Post-Vietnam, (ed) Jeff Walsh, Arena Press, 1995.

    'Rockin' Hegemony: West Coast Rock and Amerika's War in Vietnam' (revised version) in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader, (ed) John Storey, Harvester Wheatsheaf and University of Georgia Press, 1994.

    'The Study of Popular Culture within Cultural Studies' in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader, (ed) John Storey, Harvester Wheatsheaf and University of Georgia Press, 1994.

    'Side Saddle on the Golden Calf: Moments of Utopia in American Pop Music and Pop Music Culture' in An American Half Century: Post-war Culture and Politics in the USA, (ed) Michael Klein, Pluto Press, 1994.

    'Bringing it all Back Home: American Popular Song and the War in Vietnam' in The Vietnam Era, (ed) Michael Klein, Pluto Press, 1990.

    'Rockin' Hegemony: West Coast Rock and Amerika's War in Vietnam' in Tell Me Lies About Vietnam, (eds) Jeff Walsh and Alf Louvre, Open University Press, 1988.

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  • Journal Articles

    'Being in Love with Media', Anglistik, 5.2, 2014

    'Love's Best Habits: The Uses of Media in Romantic Relationships' (co-authored with Katy McDonald), International Journal of Cultural Studies, 17.2, March 2014: 113-125.

    'Remembering Ourselves: the "roots and "routes" of identity', Ural Historical Journal, 2011.John books translations covers [image]

    'The Future of Cultural Studies', Kritische Berichte, 2, 2007.

    'The Invention of Opera as Art in Nineteenth-Century Manchester', International Journal of Cultural Studies, 2006.

    'The Social Life of Opera', European Journal of Cultural Studies, 6.1, 2003.

    'Visual Culture in Britain: Introduction and Debate', Visual Culture in Britain 1.1, 2000. 

    '"There's No Success Like Failure": Cultural Studies: Political Romance or Discipline?' Journal of Communication Inquiry 21.2, 1997.

    'Social struggles played out on field of culture', SoS Essay, Scotland on Sunday, 24 March, 1996.

    'Mapping the Popular: The Study of Popular Culture in British Cultural Studies', The European English Messenger 3.2, 1994.

    'Texts, Readers, Reading Formations: My Poll and My Partner Joe in Manchester in 1841', Literature and History 1.2, 1992.

    'Matthew Arnold: The Politics of an Organic Intellectual', Literature and History 11.2, 1985.

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  • Translations

    Greek translation of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, 6th edition, Athens: Pethron Books, 2015.

    Arabic translation of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (Kalima), 2015.

    Portuguese translation of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, 6th edition, Brazil, Edições SEC SP, 2015.

    Korean translation of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, 5th edition, Kyung Moon Publishers, 2012.

    Korean translation of Inventing Popular Culture, Thaehaksa, 2011.

    Russian translation of 'Remembering Ourselves: the "roots and "routes" of identity', 2011.

    Chinese translation of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, 2010.

    Serbian translation of 'Culture and Power in Cultural Studies' in Art and Culture: An Anthology, 2007.

    Japanese translation of Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture, 2007.‌

    Slovene translation of '"All Forms of Signification": Raymond Williams and Cultural Studies', 2007.

    Chinese translation of 'Inventing Opera as Art in Nineteenth-Century Manchester', Journalism and Communication Review, 2006.

    Chinese translation of 'Culture and Power in Cultural Studies', Cultural Studies (China), 2006.

    Indonesian translation of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, 2006.

    Chinese translation of 'Culture and Power in British Cultural Studies: Some problems on seeing globalisation as cultural Americanisation' in Intercultural Communication, Wuhan University Press, 2005.

    Spanish translation of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, third edition, Octaedro, Spain, 2003.

    German translation'Cultural Studies and Popular Culture' in Cultural Studies Kontroverse, Ilmenau University Press, 2003.

    Polish translation of Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture: Theories and Methods, 2003.

    Chinese translation of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, third edition, Chu Liu, Taiwan, 2003.

    Ukranian translation of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, third edition, Acta Science Publishing House, Ukraine, 2003.

    Korean translation of Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture: Theories and Methods, Kyungmoonsa, 2002.

    Korean translation of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, third edition, Kyungmoonsa, 2002.

    Chinese translation of Cultural Consumption and Everyday Life, Chu Liu, Taiwan, 2002.

    Chinese translation of An Introduction to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, Nanjing University Press, China, 2001.

    Turkish translation of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, 2000.

    Swedish translation of 'En Annan Historia: Popularkulturen Och Cultural Studies', in Kjell Jonsson and Anders Ohman (eds), Populara Fiktioner, Umea Universitet Press, 2000.

    Korean translation of An Introduction to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, Cultural Studies in Korea, 1999.

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  • Invited Papers Given at Conferences/Research Seminars (international)

    'What is Popular Culture'. Invited paper, The Popular and the Everyday: Materialising Popular Culture in the (Ethnographic) Museum, an international workshop at the Research Centre for Material Culture, National Museum of World Cultures, Netherlands, 2015.

    'On the Border Between Two Wars'. Invited paper, International Workshop on Borderlands/Edgelands, Technical University of Dresden, Germany, 2015.

    'Culture in Cultural Studies'. Invited paper, Research Seminar, University of Regensburg, Germany, 2015.

    'What is Popular Culture?' Invited paper, Workshop on Islamic popular culture, Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, Germany, 2015.

    'Thinking Theoretically About Masculinity'. Invited paper, Research Seminar, University of Paderborn, Germany, 2015.

    'Being in Love with media'. Invited keynote paper, Old Media in a New Media Era, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland, 2014

    'Culture: the "popular" and the "material"'. Invited keynote paper, The Popular Life of Things, University of Silesia, Poland, 2014

    'All Forms of Signification: Raymond Wiliams and British Cultural Studies'. Invited keynote paper, Culture and Its Discontents, University of Innsbruck, Austria, 2014

    'Epistemologies of the popular and ontologies of the material: popular culture in processes of social change'. Invited keynote paper, Popular Culture and Processes of Social Transformation, University of Oviedo, Spain, 2014

    'What is Popular Culture'. Invited public lecture, Technical University of Dresden, 2014

    'Spaces of Intimacy'. Invited keynote paper, The 16th International Culture and Power Conference, University of Murcia, Spain, 2014

    'Mediatized Spaces of Intimacy'. Invited keynote paper, Spaces, the Iberian Association for Cultural Studies 16th International Culture and Power conference, University of Murcia, Spain, 2013

    'Masculinities and Popular Cultures'. Invited keynote paper, Masculinities and British Popular Music, Bielefeld University, Germany, 2013.

    'After Popular Culture'. Invited keynote paper, Report from the Popline: on the life and afterlife of popular, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, 2012.

    'Culture Studies and Globalisation'. Invited keynote paper, New Directions in Global Studies in the 21st Century, University of Shantou, Guangdong, China, 2012.

    "Problems with the Popular". Invited keynote paper, Exploring Culture, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 2011.

    "The Game of Love". Invited keynote paper, Pursuing the Trivial, University of Vienna, Austria, 2011.

    "Music and the American Counterculture". Invited seminar paper, University of Paderborn, Germany, 2011.

    "Culture and Power in Cultural Studies". Invited keynote paper, Cultural Studies and Modern Languages, University of Leeds, 2011.

    "Culture in Intercultural Communication: A Cultural Studies Critique".  Invited keynote paper, The Sixth International Conference on Intercultural Communication, Wuhan University, China, December 2011.

    "Culture in Intercultural Communication".  Invited lecture, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, December 2011.

    "Thinking Critically About Popular Culture".  Invited keynote paper, The 16th International Conference, Popular Cultures, Philadelphia University, Amman, Jordan, November 2011.

    "Media Love". Invited lecture, University of Freiburg, Germany, 2010.

    "Uses of British Identity", Invited keynote paper to the 14th International 'Culture and Power' Conference: Identity and Identification, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Read, Spain, 2010.

    "Raymond Williams and Articulations of British Identity", Invited paper, University of Vienna, 2010.

    "Hegemony and Signification". Invited lecture, Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, China, 2009.

    "The Ordinary is Political". Invited keynote paper, Everyday Life conference, University of Paderborn, Germany, 2009.

    "Culture as a Realized Signifying System". Invited keynote paper, Literary Theory in China in the Past 60 Years conference, Guizhou University, China, 2009.

    "British Cultural Studies and Its Transnational Influences". Invited keynote paper, The Transnational Study of Culture: Lost or Found in Translation? Justus-Liebig Universitaet Giessen, Germany, 2009.

    "The Culture Industries: A Critical History of a Concept". Invited paper, International Cultural Industries Forum, Guangzhou, China, 2009.

    "The Counterculture: Dylan, Drugs and America's War in Vietnam". Invited research seminar paper, University of Paderborn, Germany, 2008.

    "The Counterculture: Dylan, Drugs and America's War in Vietnam". Invited research seminar paper, University of Dortmund, Germany, 2008.

    "The 'Culture' of Globalisation". Invited research seminar paper, University of Vermont, USA, 2008.

    "The 'Culture' of Globalisation". Invited research seminar paper, Middleburg College, USA, 2008.

    "Discourses of the Popular" (revised version). Invited public lecture, University of Freiburg, Germany, 2008.

    "The Ideology of Romance". Invited research seminar paper, University of Passau, Germany, 2007.

    "Culture and Power". Invited research seminar paper, University of Peking, China, 2007.

    "Discourses of the Popular". Invited keynote conference paper, University of Salzburg, Austria, 2007.

    "Heart of Darkness: A Symptomatic Reading". Invited keynote paper presented to Stories of Empire A Conference, University of Vienna, 2007.

    '"All Forms of Signification": Raymond Williams and Cultural Studies'. Invited paper presented to research seminar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2006.

    '"All Forms of Signification": Raymond Williams and Cultural Studies'. Invited keynote paper presented to the international conference Visual Art Beyond Postmodernism, University of Primorska, Slovenia, 2006.

    "All Forms of Signification: Raymond Williams and Cultural Studies" Invited keynote paper presented at Raymond Williams Conference, University of Vienna, Austria, 2006.

    "Interdisciplinarity and Cultural Studies". Invited keynote paper presented at Conference on Integrating Knowledge: The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Delhi, India, 2006.

    "The Politics of Signification". Invited keynote paper presented at University of Wuhan, China, 2005.

    "The Beat Goes On: Recycling and Appropriation in the Making of Culture". Invited keynote paper presented at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 2005.

    "Culture and Power in Cultural Studies". Invited keynote paper at the University of Henan, China, 2005.

    "Culture and Power in Cultural Studies in Britain". Invited keynote paper presented at Chemnitz Technical University, Germany, 2005.

    "The Theoretical Foundations of Cultural Studies". Invited paper on Intermediality presented at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz , Germany, 2004.

    "Popular Culture". Invited paper presented at the University of Freiburg, Germany, 2004.

    "Culture and Power in British Cultural Studies: some problems on seeing globalisation as cultural Americanisation". Invited paper presented at Intercultural Communication, Wuhan University, China, 2004.

    "Returning Culture to Cultural Studies". Invited paper presented at University of Vienna, 2004.

    "Globalisation as Cultural Americanisation". Invited paper presented at Culture and Power Conference, University of Burogs, Spain, 2004.

    "Remembering Ourselves: Cultural Memory and Identity Formation". Invited paper presented at the Seminario de Lengua Extranjera, Sociedad y Cultura , University of Murcia, Spain, 2004.

    "Culture and Power". Paper presented at The European Association for the Study of English Annual Conference, University of Zaragoza, Spain, 2004.

    "Culture and Power in Cultural Studies". Invited paper presented at the Seminario de Lengua Extranjera, Sociedad y Cultura, University of Murcia, Spain, 2004.

    "The Future of Cultural Studies". Invited keynote paper presented to the Reconciling Anglistik: Didactic Strategies for an Interdisciplinary Approach to Literature, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies, University of Trier, Germany, 2003.

    "Mixing Memory and Desire: Hegemony, Representation and America's War in Vietnam". Invited keynote paper presented to the Seventh International Conference on Culture and Power, University of Alcala, Madrid, 2001.

    "Locating Value: Class, Value and Evaluation in Cultural Studies". Invited keynote paper presented to the Fourth International English Culture Conference, Universidade de Lisboa, 2000.

    "Another Tale to Tell: Popular Culture and the Politics of Cultural Studies". Invited keynote paper presented to the Populära Fiktioner Conference, Umeå Universitet, Sweden, 1998.

    "Rituals of Truth". Invited paper presented at Universite Nancy 2, France, 1997.

    "Culture or cultures". Invited paper presented at Universite Nancy 2, France, 1997.

    "What is Popular Culture?" Invited paper presented at Universite Nancy 2, France, 1997.

    "Mapping the Popular: The Study of Popular Culture in British Cultural Studies" - Invited keynote paper presented to the 15th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Association of Anglo-American Studies, Universidade de Evora, Portugal, 1994.

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  • Invited Papers Given at Conferences/Seminars (national)

    "The Invention of the English Christmas". Invited guest lecture, University of Falmouth, 2015.

    "Love's Best Habit: The Uses of Media in Romantic Relationships". Invited keynote paper, International Association for the Study of Popular Romance, York University, 2012.

    "Media Love", Invited keynote paper, Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture (Media and the Inner World), Tavistock Centre, London, 2011.

    "A Forgotten History of Opera", Invited seminar paper, Northumbria University, 2010.

    "Opera and the 'Masses'". Invited seminar paper, University of Newcastle, 2009.

    "Culture and Power in British Cultural Studies". Invited seminar paper, Critical Theory Group, University of Sunderland, 2008.

    "The Invention of Opera as Art". Invited seminar paper, University of Nottingham, 2006.

    "Globalisation as Cultural Americanisation". Invited paper presented at the Cultural Studies Conference, University of Sheffield, 2003.

    "Memory and Desire: The Roots and Routes of Cultural Identity". Invited paper presented at the Cultural Studies Conference, University of Sheffield, 2002.

    "Opera: Culture or Popular Culture?" Invited paper presented to the Cultural Studies Research Semina , Queen Margaret's University College, Edinburgh, 2001.

    "Opera: Culture or Popular Culture?" Invited paper presented to the Cultural Studies Conference, University of Sheffield, 2001.

    "Policing Cultural Studies; Or, Why Isn't Cultural Studies More Like Political Economy?" Invited keynote paper presented to the Second Annual Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association Conference, Stanford Hall, Loughborough, 2001.

    "Popular Music and America 's War in Vietnam ". Invited paper presented to the Marxist University, University of Sunderland, 2000.

    "Production and Consumption in Cultural Studies". Invited paper presented to the Cultural Studies Conference, Wirral Metropolitan College, 2000.

    "Consumption and Hegemony in Cultural Studies". Invited paper presented at the Cultural Studies Conference, Peterborough Regional College, 1998.

    "Cultural Studies, Popular Culture and the Politics of Value". Invited paper presented to the Cultural Studies Conference, Gateshead College, 1995.

    "The Inescapable Terrain: Questions of Value in Cultural Analysis". Invited keynote paper presented to the Association of Art Historians Conference, University of Central England, 1994.

  • Other Conference Papers/Research Seminars (international)

    "Media Love" (with Katy McDonald), American Culture Association/Popular Association, Boston, USA, 2012.

    "Media Love: falling in love and mediatisation".  Paper presented with Katy McDonald at Mediatization conference, University of Bremen, Germany, April 2011.

    "Media Love", Paper presented with Zhang Xiaohui at the Crossroads Conference, Hong Kong, 2009.

    "Asian Flu - 'The Biggest Risk'". Paper presented (with Ji Li) at the International Conference on Public Crisis and Intercultural Communications, University of Wuhan, China, 2007.

    "Globalisation as Cultural Americanisation". Paper presented at the Tenth Conference on Culture and Power, University of Burgos, Spain , 2004.

    "Culture and Power". Paper present at The European Association for the Study of English Annual Conference, University of Zaragoza, Spain, 2004.

    "A Utopian Moment in the Struggle for Hegemony: The Invention of the English Christmas". Paper presented to the Ninth International Conference on Culture and Power, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2003.

    "Memory and Identity". Paper presented at Eighth International Conference on Culture and Power, University of Tarragona, Spain, 2002.

  • Other Conference/Research Seminar Papers (national)

    "Heart of Darkness and the adaptation of imperial discourse". Adventures in Textuality, University of Sunderland, April 2013.

    "Culture in Marxist Cultural Studies". Marxism Matters, University of Sunderland, April 2012.

    "Culture in the Work of Raymond Williams".  Raymond Williams and Robert Tressell in Hastings conference, University of Brighton, September 2011.

    "'The Woodstock Generation'? 40 Years After the Counterculture". Research Seminar, Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, 2009.

    "Towards the Door We Never Opened: Memory and Identity". Research Seminar, Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, 2003.

    "The Social Life of Opera". Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, July 2002.

    "Wishin' and Hopin': Dusty Springfield and the Articulation of Masculine Desires". Paper presented to the Media and Cultural Studies Research Seminar, University of Sunderland, 1999.

    "Taking Drugs Seriously". Paper presented to the Raman Selden Centre Research Seminar, University of Sunderland, 1993.

    "Masculine Discourse in Hollywood 's Vietnam". Paper presented to the British Association of American Studies Conference, University of Sunderland, 1993.

    "Teaching Popular Culture". Paper presented (with Sue Thornham and Paul Marris) to the Cultural Studies Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1992.

    "George Bush and Hollywood's Vietnam". Paper presented to the Humanities Research Seminar, Sunderland Polytechnic, 1991.

    "Hollywood 's discourse on Vietnam". Paper presented to The Association of Cultural Studies Conference, Staffordshire Polytechnic, 1991.

    "Music and Amerika's War in Vietnam". Paper presented to the Popular Music Society, Manchester Polytechnic, 1989.

    "Tarzan: an imperial narrative". Paper presented to conference on Primitivism, Cornerhouse Arts Centre, Manchester, 1988.

    "Almost cut my hair". Paper presented to The Effects of Vietnam on American Culture Seminar, Manchester Polytechnic, 1985.

    "Rockin' Hegemony". Paper presented to The First International Conference On The Effects Of Vietnam On American Culture, Manchester Polytechnic, 1986.

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