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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 have been changed for family protection – By Samita Nandy 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 continually faced 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 creative and financial control in the post-Weinstein era of Hollywood. Today CMCS...

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CFP Special Issue: Meghan Markle and the British Royal Family

Posted on Oct 10, 2018 | 0 comments

From Hannah Yelin This CfP may be of interest to members: Call for Papers Special Issue: Meghan Markle and the British Royal Family Deadline for submitting abstracts November 30th 2018 Editors: Hannah Yelin and Laura Clancy The Journal of Gender Studies JGS supporting Editor: Anita Biressi This CfP is for a proposed special issue with The Journal of Gender Studies. Authors will be informed in February after the journal’s next board meeting. Please email abstracts of under 400 words and a short author bio to l.clancy2@lancaster.ac.uk. ***** On 19th May 2018, Prince Harry married Meghan...

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CFP Inaugural International Persona Studies Conference

Posted on Oct 10, 2018 | 0 comments

From Bethany Usher   Inaugural International Persona Studies Conference Tuesday 25th June to Wednesday June 26 2019, at Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK. The Persona Studies journal and Newcastle University are pleased to announce the inaugural International Persona Studies Conference   Keynote Speakers   Prof. P.David Marshall, Deakin University, Melbourne. Prof. Anne Jerslev, University of Copenhagen. Dr. Helena Bassil-Morozow, Glasgow Caledonian University Dr. David Giles, University of Winchester. Deadline for individual and panel abstracts: December 6th 2018   Persona...

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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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