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2018 Webinar on Persona Branding and Sustainability

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 | 0 comments

We are pleased to announce our FREE webinar “Sustainability and Persona Branding” for worldwide CMCS members and past Bridging Gaps delegates!Buy Tickets on Eventbrite Register here and save the dates & times to join:   Saturday, September 1 (9 am PDT / 12 pm EST / 5 pm GMT) – 30 mins Featuring CMCS Lisbon 2018 best video award winner Victoria Kannen and 2017 LA media panelist Kevin del Principe Webinar Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sustainability-persona-branding-webinar-tickets-48582241793 We have limited space, so please register in advance and log in 5...

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CFP: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 | 0 comments

By organizers: Renee Cramer, Professor of Law Politics and Society & or Craig Owens, Professor of English, Drake University C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa, USA), June 9-11, 2019. “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about,” opines the dissipated Lord Henry in the opening chapter of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890), Oscar Wilde’s novel of celebrity. Less blithely, however, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reminds us, in her TED talk “The Danger of a...

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CFP Making Stars: Biography and Eighteenth-Century Celebrity

Posted on Jun 19, 2018 | 0 comments

By Kristina Straub and Nora Nachumi Making Stars: Biography and Eighteenth-Century Celebrity A celebrity is not a person, exactly, but a construct established through the public discourse and representation that we now think of as celebrity culture. During the long eighteenth century, biography was key to an earlier form of celebrity culture that anticipates what we experience as modern celebrity.  This volume proposes to explore the relationship between biography and celebrity in the long eighteenth century. In inviting essays, we keep that relationship open to definition: are...

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Call for Papers: Starring Tom Cruise

Posted on Jun 19, 2018 | 0 comments

By Sean Redmond Call for Papers, Edited Collection: Starring Tom Cruise Tom Cruise is one of the most successful Hollywood film stars of the last 35 years, with a cumulative worldwide box office of nearly $8 billion dollars. His star image moves across genres and forms, is product and franchise, and is also connected to ‘serious’ cinema through his work with auteurs. His private life has warranted a great deal of attention whether it be through his connection to scientology, his numerous failed marriages, or the ‘queer space’ he is placed within through fan work and gossip mongering....

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PhD Studentship Opportunity

Posted on Jun 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Shared by Kerstin Hacker URL: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BKI317/phd-studentship-opportunity-in-artists-at-home-self-representation-and-the-construction-of-celebrity-1870-1915/ PhD Studentship Opportunity in Artists at Home: Self-Representation and the Construction of Celebrity, 1870-1915 University of Surrey Qualification type: PhD Location: Guildford Funding for: UK Students, EU Students Funding amount: £14,777 Hours: Full Time Placed on: 6th June 2018 Closes: 21st June 2018 ★ View Employer Profile This collaborative doctoral project, supervised...

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CMCS Keynote – ANOKHI Media

Posted on May 10, 2018 | 0 comments

    Thanks to ANOKHI Media among sponsors L’Oréal and Toronto Film Academy for CMCS keynote famecritic – representing #celebstudies research and mediarelations. Fellow keynote: Prof. Renu Persaud (University of Windsor). We are honoured to be able to give a public voice. Please see below memorable shots. Stay tuned for more in New York City.   ...

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PhD Scholarship – Celebrity Studies & Fan Studies

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 | 0 comments

Dr Joyleen Christensen https://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-and-innovation/graduate-research/phd-scholarships/phd-scholarships/celebrity-and-fan-cultures  One PhD Scholarship is available through the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle for a research program in celebrity and fan cultures under the supervision of Dr Joyleen Christensen. Expressions of interest are being sought from highly motivated and enthusiastic applicants interested in pursuing an intensive PhD program in the field of celebrity and fan cultures. Projects focusing on fan cultures based on...

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CFP: Who sets the Public Agenda?

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 | 0 comments

From Photini Vrikki  CFP: Who sets the Public Agenda? The Cultural and Creative Industries in the era of populism The intense and accelerated political shifts that have marked the global political landscape in recent years have been met with a rise of voices from the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs). Celebrities, singers, actors and industry representatives have spoken out against—or for—the rise of far-right and conservative leaderships encouraging people to incite social and political change. For example, this has been visible from mainstream movie stars and pop singers...

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CFP: Playful Encounters

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 | 0 comments

CALL FOR PAPERS Playful Encounters: Interdisciplinary engagements with play, creativity, entertainment, and fun University of Nottingham Ningbo China September 29th – 30th, 2018 Playful Encounters ‘Play is free movement within a more rigid structure’ (Salen and Zimmerman, 2004, p.304) “… law and order, commerce and profit, craft and art, poetry, wisdom and science. All are rooted in the primeval soil of play.” (Huizinga, 1980, p.5) ‘Any earnest definition of play has to be haunted by the possibility that playful enjoinders will render it invalid.’ (Sutton-Smith, 1997,...

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East Side Institute – A conversation with Dr. Samita Nandy (May 22, 2018)

Posted on Apr 17, 2018 | 0 comments

A conversation with Dr. Samita Nandy Hosted by the East Side Institute Tuesday, May 22, 7-8:30pm 119 West 23rd Street, Suite 902 (between 6th and 7th Avenues) RSVP to mfridley@eastsideinstitute.org by May 20 Space is limited so RSVPs are...

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