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CMCS Library

The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is an international organization that helps coordinating academic research and media commentaries on celebrity culture. CMCS carries a pedagogical philosophy that inspires integration of research and media skills training in academic and public discourses of fame.  The centre believes in intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical values of bridging gaps in higher education and media.  With this view, CMCS helps coordinating research, publications, creative productions, and media commentaries to restore artistic and ethical acts for social change.

For this purpose, CMCS offers a library where academics, artists, and aficionados can explore readings and creative productions in relation to fame.  The purpose of the library is to empower and engage in thoughts, productions, and publishing on media and celebrity culture.  While most books, articles, and audio-visual material are available in digital formats, other material can be accessed at libraries and book stores.  

The centre aims to extend the library and connect with readers and cultural producers through lectures, seminars, and workshops.  Stay tuned for further updates on the library space.  

If you would like to contribute or have questions related to access of material, contact us at info@cmc-centre.com


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Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy’s article “Sexism and Speciesism in Not-So-Female-Friendly Hollywood” published on Plant-Based Nafsika

CMCS Award NYC 2017 CMCS $100 Best Paper Award goes to Dr Colin Ackerman, September, 2017

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy interviewed by Vice Magazine. August, 2017

CMCS Award LA 2017 CMCS $100 Best Paper Award goes to Dr Ian Dixon, March 2017

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy interviewed by Canada’s City TV and London Times. See more: www.cmc-centre.com/Trump. January, 2017

Media Coverage CMCS Editorial Board Member Dr Nalini Mohabir’s op-ed on Prince Harry, royal fame, and colonialism has been published by the Guardian. November 2016.

Media Coverage CBC, National Post, Toronto Star, and Globe and Mail covers CMCS Advisory Board Member Dr Anita Krajnc for testifying at her court trial and contesting criminalization of her giving water to animals. Watch CTV and Global TV News for further coverage, October and November, 2016

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy’s latest commentary on sexism and speciesism in Hollywood film industry has been posted by The Political Film Blog and Vegan Feminist Network, October 2016

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy’s first book on Canadian celebrity culture Fame in Hollywood North has been covered in Hollywood North Magazine, September 2016

Media Coverage CMCS Advisory Board Member Dr Louis Massey’s letter to the editor has been published in the National Post, August 2016

Media Coverage CMCS Advisory Board Member Dr Anita Krajnc has been published in Washington Post, Guardian, CBC, Globe and Mail, Now Magazine and Torontoist, August 2016

Media Coverage CMCS Board Member Tushar Unadkat has been featured in the Times of India, July 2016

CMCS Awards BCN 2016 CMCS Best Paper Award goes to Dr Louise St Guillaume and Dr Ellen Marie Finlay

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy published her review of Sean Redmond’s Celebrity & the Media in Celebrity Studies journal. She has been covered on Page 13  of Vancouver Sun Media 24 Hours News (See May 25). Details of the news are also available in Toronto Sun Media 24 Hours. May 2016.

Media Coverage CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy has been covered in the entertainment section of Sun Media’s 24 Hours news. Earlier she was covered on Page 14 of 24 Hours. April 2016

Media Coverage CMCS board member Dr Anita Krajnc has been interviewed by Karin Wells for The Sunday Edition of CBC Radio, CTV and CP 24 Breaking News, March 2016

Public Talk  CMCS board member Dr Anita Krajnc spoke on “Criminalizing Compassion?” at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University on March 16, 2016. She also spoke at a lecture hall packed with 120 students after Earthlings screening at York University on March 10, 2016.

Media Coverage: CMCS board member & seminar panelist Tushar Unadkat featured on NRI News. March 2016.

Media Coverage CMCS board member Dr Anita Krajnc featured on Talking Animals Radio. February 2016.

Media Coverage: CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy featured on Humber News http://humbernews.ca/thousands-sign-petition-to-have-snoop-dogg-narrate-planet-earth/. February 2016.

CMCS Conference 2016 CMCS conference will feature Professor P. David Marshall as a keynote speaker. Read more: http://cmc-centre.com/keynote/.

Media Coverage CMCS seminar panelist  Emmanuel Lopez has been featured on Fresh Air Show at CBC Radio 1. Listen to his interview here. December 2015.

Book Talk CMCS Editorial Board member Dr Robert Caine invited for an exclusive talk on his book Teaching Compassion at The Save Movement annual event Animals Beyond Borders on December 12 and at University of Toronto on December 2, 2015.  See more here.

Media Coverage CMCS Advisory board member and media spokesperson Dr Anita Krajnc has been featured on BBC radio 5, The Guardian, Toronto Star, and Global TV’s The Morning Show. View the show here. November 2015.

Media Coverage CMCS Advisory board member and media spokesperson Dr Anita Krajnc has been featured in the Canadian Press, Global News, National Post, CP 24, Metro, CBC and CTV News. View news coverage here. November 2015

Media Coverage CMCS Advisory board member and media spokesperson Dr Anita Krajnc featured in UK’s Metro, Canada’s Halton Insider television news, and Huffington Post, October 2015

Workshop CMCS board member Dr Samita Nandy and media expert Shannon Skinner offer media skills training workshop at the Feminist Art Conference, Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University, Toronto, September 27, 2015

Publication CMCS board member Dr Louis Massey publishes L’ardente fluidité du temps (French Edition), September 23, 2015

Award Andrew Zolides receives the $100 best paper award at the CMCS conference in New York City. Elliot Pill and Rebecca Halliday receive the first runner-up and second runner-up awards respectively. September 3, 2015

Media Coverage CMCS Board Members Dr Jackie Raphael and Dr Samita Nandy in “Overnight Celebrity” https://www.prote.in/en/briefings/overnight-celebrity, August 2015

Publication CMCS Board Member Dr Robert Caine’s book Teaching Compassion (2015) published by WaterHill Publishing http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Compassion-On-Behalf-Animals/dp/0993993826

Publication Book chapters by CMCS inaugural conference delegates published in R. S. Caine, H. Wheaton, and L. Massey, (Eds). (2015). Bridging Gaps: Higher Education, Media and Society. Toronto: WaterHill Publishing http://www.amazon.com/Bridging-Gaps-Higher-Education-Society/dp/0993993818

Publication CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy’s chapter “Persona, Celebrity, and Selfies in Social Justice: Authenticity in Celebrity Activism” published in J. R. Carvalheiro & A. S. Tellería  (Eds.) Mobile and Digital Communication: Approaches to Public and Private.  Covilhã: LabCom Books

Media Coverage CMCS covered by Shannon Skinner Live, VoiceAmerica (Radio), May 2015

Award Stephanie Patrick wins the $100 CMCS Best Paper Award, May 2015

Conference Inaugural CMCS conference Bridging Gaps: Higher Education, Media and Society. Ryerson University, Toronto, May 2015

Media Coverage CMCS covered by Canada’s no.1 Chatelaine Magazine (Print Edition) April 2015

Invited Talk CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy presenting “Selfies in Celebrity Activism: Persona in Celebrity Photography and Social Justice” at international Conference ‘Public and Private in Mobile Communications’ Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal, March 2015

Media Coverage CMCS covered by Canada’s no.1 Chatelaine and Flare Magazines (Online Edition). March 2015 http://www.flare.com/health/is-gwyneth-paltrow-making-you-sick/ 

Journal Publication CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy published “Theatre, Performance, and Memories in Fame” in Celebrity Studies (Routledge), London, UK, February 2015

Seminar Presentation CMCS Board Members Dr Hilary Wheaton and Dr Samita Nandy present “The Value-form of Persona: Celebrity Scandal, Activism, and Commodities. Inaugural Persona Studies Working Papers Symposium. Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, February 2015

Media Interview CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy interviewed for Chatelaine magazine, Canada, January 2015

Media Coverage: CMCS Board Member & The Save Movement co-founder Dr Anita Krajnc featured as one of the top 16 people who made a difference in 2014, Huffington Post, December 2014

Media Coverage: “Exploring the Power of Celebrity”, SNAPD Queens Edition, October 2014  http://www.snapdqueen.com/?option=com_sngevents&id%5B0%5D=708451&utm_source=email&utm_medium=snapd

Public Campaign: CMCS Advisory Board member Dr. Anita Krajnc raises $36,000 in 3 weeks for mass education and activism in Toronto Transit Commission. Details in the 2014 Fall edition of CMCS newsletter Celebrity Culture and Social Inquiry Vol. 4

Media Coverage Urban Television and FUSIA Magazine, September 2014

Seminar Series IV “The Inspirational Power of Film Festival Celebrities and Their Movies” at industREALarts room (688 Richmond Street) on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.  Starts 7 pm.

Media Coverage: V-Mix, OMNI TV on Rogers Television, June and July 2014 http://www.omnitv.ca/on/en/videos/3649125163001/

Media Coverage CTV News interview with CMCS Advisory Board member Dr. Anita Krajnc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1BR1H9yAU8#t=184, January 2014

Media Coverage Rogers Television, FUSIA Magazine, SNAP Downtown Toronto News, ANOKHI Media, Mississauga News, Scully Love Promo, Canadian Journalism Foundation in November – August 2013

Launch Event at The Inner Garden in Toronto, Canada, August 29, 2013




CMCS Membership

CMCS provides members with timely updates on professional developments, latest research, intellectual exchanges, and collaborative projects in media studies, popular culture and celebrity studies. Membership is free and open to academics, media professionals, creative practitioners, students, and all community members.