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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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Lecture: Celebrity Actors & Actresses on Playing Real People

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 | 0 comments

From Kirsty Sedgman kirsty.sedgman@bristol.ac.uk The School of Arts at the University of Bristol are delighted to announce that this year’s annual STR Wickham Lecture will be given by our new Head of School, Professor Mary Luckhurst. We invite our MECCSA colleagues to join us here at Bristol Uni for a fascinating talk and Q&A on Prof. Luckhurst’s research, followed by the chance to socialise afterwards over wine and soft drinks!Society for Theatre Research: Wickham Lecture 2019’Celebrity Actors & Actresses on Playing Real People’: Prof. Mary Luckhurst...

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CFP: Starring Asia

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 | 0 comments

Starring Asia: A Three-Day international Conference on Asian Stardom and Celebrity Posted by Sean Redmond https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/3815823/starring-asia-three-day-international-conference-asian-stardom Starring Asia A Three-Day international Conference on Asian Stardom and Celebrity Date: 2-4 December 2019 Venue: Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia Conference and Event Organisers: Shenshen Cai (Swinburne University of Technology), Glen Donnar (RMIT University), Koichi Iwabuchi (Monash University), Vikrant Kishore (Deakin University),...

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CFP: Stardom and the Archive

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 | 0 comments

From Dr. Lisa Stead, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, University of Exeter, l.r.stead2@exeter.ac.uk Stardom and the Archive: an International Symposium Followed by a public exhibition event on Sunday 9th February 2020 University of Exeter, Devon, UK   Confirmed Keynotes:   Professor Maryanne Dever (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney)   Dr. Lucy Bolton (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London) New developments in star studies have been led by a number of recent and...

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Book Release: Madhuri Dixit (BFI/Bloomsbury)

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 | 0 comments

Announcing the publication of Dr Nandana Bose’s new monograph Madhuri Dixit as part of the British Film Institute’s Film Stars Series, edited by Martin Shinger and Susan SmithMADHURI DIXITNandana Bose A wide-ranging account of the Indian film star Madhuri Dixit, one of the most popular actresses of Hindi cinema. Nandana Bose’s study traces Dixit’s twenty-five year career, exploring her star persona, her indelible impact on Indian popular culture, and her continuing popularity even in middle age. Nandana Bose discusses Dixit’s unusual and distinctive...

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CFP NYC 2019 CMCS Bridging Gaps: Refashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics

Posted on Jan 5, 2019 | 0 comments

2019 CMCS New York City, USA CMCS 8th International ConferenceBridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics The Terrace Club / Club Quarters (across NBC)New York City, USAAugust 30 – September 1, 2019Abstract deadline: February 28, 2019 CALL FOR PAPERS: In the recent past, there has been an increased interest in exploring intersections of life writing and studies of celebrity culture. Storytelling is central to effective branding in fame. Furthermore, the use of biographical elements has been recognized as a rhetorical device in writing op-eds,...

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Call for papers – Cultural Studies Journal

Posted on Oct 24, 2018 | 0 comments

From Celia Lam Call for papers for inclusion in proposal to Cultural Studies Journal Deadline: 30 November, 2018 Email: playfulencounters@nottingham.edu.cn In the now classic Homo Ludens, Huizinga situates ‘play’ as the foundation of culture – the point from which all human structures, ideas, and societies stem. Sutton-Smith’s The Ambiguity of Play posits an equally broad scope, with ‘play’ encompassing everything from the imaginary, the development of individual identity and passing on of traditions through rituals, power-plays in politics and war, fate and games of chance, and...

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Posted on Oct 13, 2018 | 0 comments

Names of relatives have been edited for family protection – By Samita Nandy Published on the Medium I left abusive environments to pursue an education and embark on my path to earning a PhD in fame. My goal? To honour my mother, who was forbidden from becoming a Bollywood film actress and stage dancer on the grounds of sexism, and to overcome the harassment I faced from thesis supervisors and teaching assistant G.Letts in my own life. After receiving my PhD, I went on to launch the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS), which includes educating and empowering women to take...

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