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CFP: Edited Volume on Subalternity and Superheroism

Posted on Apr 30, 2016 | 0 comments

CFP: Edited Volume on Subalternity and Superheroism by Rafael Ponce-Cordero Working Title Can the Subaltern Be a Superhero? The Politics of Non-Hegemonic Superheroism Description Superheroes are, by definition, guardians of law and order, i.e. of the status quo. Not coincidentally, the majority of them—and certainly the most famous ones—are male, straight, and white. Yet there are costumed crime-fighters who do not conform to that tacit rule and serve, in this sense, as examples of what we can call alternative superheroism. Those are the ones this collection of essays will...

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Women on Air Conference at City University

Posted on Apr 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Women on Air Conference  at City University From Professor Suzanne Franks May 19, 2016 10.00am – 4 pm Open to public Admission Price: Free to attend, places are limited and must be booked in advance. Sign up for this event Booking NOW for the second Women on Air Conference. Bang up-to-the-minute new figures on the number of expert women, women reporters and women presenters on flagship broadcast news will be announced; and the editors of all the main news programmes will be on a panel chaired by Professor Lis Howell. This exciting conference will look at women in UK broadcast...

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CMCS Media Coverage April 2016

Posted on Apr 23, 2016 | 0 comments

CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy was covered in Sun Media’s 24 Hours on April 6, 2016. Read “Annoying Much? Why do these celebs attract so much trolling?” at  Dr Nandy was  covered again on April 19, 2016. The full story is given in “Worst. Celeb. Advice. Ever!”: Special thanks to reporter Brad Hunter for his excellent media coverage. His critical analysis of Hollywood fame and ethical impacts of celebrity advice is insightful for a wide...

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Elizabeth Taylor: A Private Life for Public Consumption

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 | 0 comments

From Shanisa Emmons (Bloomsbury Publishing) Elizabeth Taylor: A Private Life for Public Consumption Ellis Cashmore “Examines Taylor with the thoroughness of a jeweller with a loupe” – The Sunday Times “In the cigar-chomping Hollywood of the Fifties … how did Taylor manage to call the shots? Ellis Cashmore’s book is an impressive answer … [His] thesis … [on the effects of Taylor’s unfailing ability to merge art and life is what] makes his book compelling.” -The Daily Telegraph “A rich and illuminating reassessment” – The Washington...

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Roundtable “After Ghomeshi: Lessons in Media Uses and Abuses”

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 | 0 comments

After Ghomeshi: Lessons in Media Uses and Abuses A Media@McGill round-table discussion Free and open to the public Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Leacock 232, McGill University On March 24, 2016 former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted of all charges in a highly mediatized sexual assault trial. Apart from its significant social and legal ramifications, the Ghomeshi “scandal,” as it has been qualified by various news outlets, involved complex media relations between all actors involved, and sometimes their audiences. This Media@McGill round-table discussion is the...

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Workshop: Celebrity, Prestige and the Cultural Field

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Workshop: Celebrity, Prestige and the Cultural Field 10am-4pm, 8th June 2016 Venue: University of Portsmouth Room 2.14, Dennis Sciama Building Free admission. Please register at: This workshop will focus on relational aspects of celebrity culture with reference to debates about field analysis, cultural value (and valuelessness), DIY celebrity and spoiled identity, shame and disgust, autonomy and heteronomy, classed and gendered representations, good and bad taste, privilege in an era of...

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2016 Story Money Impact: Scholarship Application

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 | 0 comments

Scholarship Application From Dahne Jobson Chair, Toronto Community Media Network (Independent Community Television Toronto Steering Committee) 2016 Story Money Impact The Inspirit Foundation is excited to offer 4 scholarships for young media-makers to attend this year’s Media That Matters: Story Money Impact at the Hollyhock Institute on B.C.’s Cortes Island from June 1-5, 2016. What is it? Media That Matters: Story Money Impact is a practical workshop for media-makers, principled funders, and highly motivated activists who want to ensure their work makes a difference. This intimate...

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CFP Indian Popular Culture Area

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 | 0 comments

CFP Indian Popular Culture Area 2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9 Submission Deadline: April 30, 2016 Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to Indian Popular culture Potential topics could include, but are not limited to: Star Studies: What makes the Star Culture of India different than other countries? Indian popular culture among the Diaspora: How has it spread worldwide and why? Textual Analysis of a Particular Film: What is it that makes a film like...

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Book Release: The Cinema of Robert Altman

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 | 0 comments

The Cinema of Robert Altman: Hollywood Maverick Robert Niemi Wallflower Press (an imprint of Columbia University Press) Publication date: March 1, 2016 In a controversial and tumultuous filmmaking career that spanned nearly fifty years, Robert Altman mocked, subverted, or otherwise refashioned Hollywood narrative and genre conventions. Altman’s idiosyncratic vision and propensity for formal experimentation resulted in an uneven body of work: some rank failures and intriguing near-misses, as well as a number of...

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CFP Hollywood Encyclopedia

Posted on Feb 11, 2016 | 0 comments

From Dennis Cutchins <> Call for Contributors: Hooray for Hollywood: A Cultural Encyclopedia of America’s Dream Factory, edited by Bob Batchelor, Norma Jones, and Kathleen Turner  Hollywood has long influenced popular culture, both as a source of entertainment and as the subject of legends. Written for high school and college students, as well as intelligent general readers yearning for factual, well-research and well-written material, this encyclopedia examines the history and mystery of Hollywood, focusing on the presence of Hollywood in the American...

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