Posts by samitanandy

Aid Celebrities and the Tropes of Celebrity Humanitarianism

Posted on Aug 27, 2020 | 0 comments

George Clooney is sad. What might an Oscar winning multi-millionaire have to be sad about, you ask? He’s “surprised and saddened” he says, to learn that Nespresso, the coffee brand for whom he has been a public spokesman since 2006, uses child labor at its plantations in Guatemala. That is particularly embarrassing for Clooney, whose brand endorsement has included advocating for Nespresso’s sustainability policies and sitting on its sustainability board. Clooney assures the reporters who uncovered these violations that he welcomes the investigative scrutiny, and that the...

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Ed 73 Hollywood and Board News – Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)

Posted on Jan 11, 2020 | 0 comments

From Samita Nandy Hope 2020 started well! I am pleased to announce that Elliot Pill joined the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) editorial board. As the Director of International Development at Cardiff University (UK) and former celebrity publicist for David Beckham, his specialty in promotional culture will be insightful for media and celebrity studies. Read more: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/192014-pill-elliot Also, CBC music host George Stroumboulopoulos named CMCS board member & celebrity activist Anita Krajnc as one of the most influential...

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CFP Celebrity Studies Special Issue: Hugh Grant

Posted on Nov 6, 2019 | 0 comments

From Eleonora Sammartino <eleonora.sammartino@kcl.ac.uk> CALL FOR PAPERS Hugh Grant Special issue of Celebrity Studies Journal, edited by Alice Guilluy (London Film Academy) and Eleonora Sammartino (Imperial College London) Deadline for proposals: 18th January 2020 Since his breakthrough role in Maurice (J. Ivory, 1987) and his rise to fame with 4 Weddings and a Funeral (M. Newell, 1994), Hugh Grant has been one of the most popular British actors in the public imaginary. His continued collaboration with Richard Curtis in the 1990s...

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CFP Mina. The Voice Of Silence: Presence and Absence of a Pop Icon

Posted on Oct 18, 2019 | 0 comments

By Giulia Muggeo, Gabriele Rigola, Jacopo Tomatis MINA. THE VOICE OF SILENCE: PRESENCE AND ABSENCE OF A POP ICON International Conference Organized by Giulia Muggeo, Gabriele Rigola, Jacopo Tomatis Università degli Studi di Torino March 23-24 2020 Organizing committeeDAMS, CRAD (Actor and Star Studies Center), Sylvia Scarlett Gender MediaLab of the University of Turin, in collaboration with the University ofGenoa, University of Pavia – branch of Cremona, RAI Teche, MuseoNazionale del Cinema of Turin Scientific committeeClaudio Bisoni (Università di Bologna),...

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CFP Stars and Stardom in Eastern European Cinema

Posted on Oct 2, 2019 | 0 comments

From Gabor Gergely <GGergely@lincoln.ac.uk> This is a reminder that there are six days left to submit abstracts for this special edition of Studies in Eastern European Cinema on Stars and Stardom. Please see below for details.CALL FOR PAPERS – Stars and Stardom in Eastern European Cinema. A special issue of Studies in Eastern European Cinema edited by Gábor Gergely (University of Lincoln). A significant body of scholarship since Dyer’s groundbreaking work on stars (1979; 1986) has challenged the view that stardom was limited to Hollywood (e.g. Vincendeau 2000,...

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CFP AR/VR: Deepfakes: Celebrity

Posted on Oct 2, 2019 | 0 comments

From Feona Attwood PORN STUDIES CALL FOR FORUM PIECESOur Forum section is a space for pieces that are shorter than the usual academic article, usually somewhere between 1,500 and 3,000 words, and they can take a variety of forms, including short articles, reports, interviews, commentaries and roundtable discussions. Forum pieces are peer reviewed. Previous Forum topics have included porn panics and public health; Ireland, porn and sex education; feminist porn; fashion and porn; porn and music; porn in the classroom, and surveillance and porn. We are currently seeking Forum...

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CFP Teaching Celebrity

Posted on Oct 1, 2019 | 0 comments

From Joshua Morrison <morr1512@umn.edu> CFP from Teaching Media Quarterly‘s upcoming special issue: Teaching CelebrityDeadline: January 1, 2020 Teaching Media Quarterly is an open-access journal dedicated to sharing approaches to teaching media topics and concepts. Please consider submitting a lesson plan to our current call: Teaching Celebrity. You can access our journal HERE, and please note that we also have an ongoing open call for lesson plans. Information about the latest call is below. Please share with friends, colleagues, and grad students who...

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CFP Celebrity Studies Special Issue – Keanu Reeves

Posted on Aug 2, 2019 | 0 comments

From Renee Middlemost Call for Papers Special Edition of Celebrity Studies, edited by Renee Middlemost and Sarah Thomas **Keanu Reeves** Since his emergence as a teen actor in the 1980s, Keanu Reeves has been an enduring, yet elusive celebrity who continues to fascinate and frustrate in equal measure. Despite his unwavering popularity, in recent years his lower public profile has seen Reeves assume the status of cult or folk icon; yet slowly the world appears to have fallen for Reeves all over again. USA Today declared June 2019 ‘The Summer of Keanu Reeves’...

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Lecture: Queer Celebrity

Posted on May 3, 2019 | 0 comments

Jack Halberstam speaks on Queer Celebrity The Celebrity, Citizenship and Status project at the University of Portsmouth is pleased to welcome Professor Jack Halberstam to give a keynote at the Queer Celebrity Conference in Portsmouth, 6-7 June 2019. Given the wide interest in Professor Halberstam’s research and writing, this lecture has been made free and open to the public. Jack Halberstam is a professor at Columbia University and an internationally renowned gender and queer theorist. Professor Halberstam is the author of six books including Female...

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CFP Fame and Fandom: Functioning On and Offline

Posted on May 3, 2019 | 0 comments

FPRC Conference Fame and Fandom: Functioning On and Offline December 8-10, 2019 Perth, Western Australia The University of Western Australia Media is dependent on consumers. Celebrities are reliant on fans and mass media. One cannot exist without the other. However, in academia there is a divide between fan studies and celebrity studies. This conference aims to draw these fields together by uniting fan studies, celebrity studies, media, film and television, advertising, marketing, Internet studies, education, politics and any other field. We invite you to look at...

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