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CFP: Stars and Star Systems in Film, Television, Theater and Radio

Posted on Mar 22, 2018 | 0 comments

From Milan Hain (contact details and submission guidelines below) CFP: Stars and Star Systems in Film, Television, Theater and Radio Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 2019) For the upcoming issue of Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities, a double blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, we are looking for articles exploring the theme of “Stars and Star Systems”. We invite proposals from all areas of Cinema, Television, Theater and Radio Studies as well as interdisciplinary submissions from across...

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CFP Death and Celebrity

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 | 0 comments

From Daniel Dove Call for Papers: Death and Celebrity Wednesday 6th June 2018, University of Portsmouth   Keynote Speakers: Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce, University of York Dr Samantha Matthews, University of Bristol   ‘Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil’ (John Milton)   ‘Fame is a food that dead men eat’ (Henry Austin Dobson)   This one-day symposium seeks to interrogate the role of death in the construction, negotiation and perpetuation of celebrity identity. For the ancients, true fame was necessarily posthumous, but in modernity, too, there remains an enduring...

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CFP Women in Hollywood

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Contact information of organizers Ellen Wright and Cinema & Television History (CATH) Research Centre is below. Free Symposium: Women in Hollywood To accommodate those affected by the current UCU strikes we are extending our call for papers. Deadline for submissions is now Friday March 30th 2018. Symposium organisers will still make final decisions on submissions by Friday 6th April We are now accepting proposals for our free one-day symposium on the treatment of women in Hollywood at the Cinema and Television History Research Centre, DeMontfort University, Leicester Date of...

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CFP Sex and Celebrity PGR Workshop

Posted on Mar 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Expressions of Interest & Call for Papers: Sex and Celebrity Workshop Thursday 28th June 2018, University of Portsmouth Keynote Speaker: Professor John Mercer, Birmingham City University This one-day PGR Workshop seeks to interrogate the relationship between sex and celebrity – the role of sex in the construction, negotiation and perpetuation of celebrity identity. As well as academic papers and roundtable discussion, this event will also include PGR professionalization sessions. This free PGR workshop asks how sex and sexuality form, create and change our relationship to celebrity:...

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Theorising the Popular Conference 2018

Posted on Mar 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Theorising the Popular Conference 2018 Liverpool Hope University, July 11th-12th 2018 Deadline for abstracts: March 23, 2018 The Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University is delighted to announce its eighth annual international conference, ‘Theorising the Popular’. Building on the success of previous years, the 2018 conference aims to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within ‘traditional’ subjects. One of its chief goals will be to generate debate that challenges...

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Symposium: The Kardashian Decade

Posted on Mar 11, 2018 | 0 comments

The Centre for Life-Writing Research at King’s College London was delighted to host ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashian Decade’, a short symposium on life-writing in the age of the Kardashians. Organised by Rob Gallagher (KCL, Postdoctoral Research Associate) and Oline Eaton (KCL, CLWR Visiting Research Fellow) as a part of Ego-Media, the afternoon featured talks followed by a panel discussion among scholars from diverse fields. Hannah Yellin (Oxford-Brookes, Lecturer in Media and Culture) started the session with a discussion of the Kardashian’s Armenianness and beauty regimen, as...

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CFP All About Bette: The Cultural Legacies of Bette Davis 

Posted on Mar 2, 2018 | 0 comments

All About Bette: The Cultural Legacies of Bette Davis  Northwestern University, October 5-6, 2018  Join us in a two-day conference about all things Bette Davis, from the industries that created her, to the actress herself as an industry. Davis remains emblematic of the historical era of Classical Hollywood Cinema (1929-1960), the aesthetic practices we describe as modernist, and the political practices we describe as feminist. What would it mean to read Bette Davis as modernist? How does Davis operate as a node that allows us to think about the reach of mass culture in shaping (and...

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Sound-Tracking Melbourne Symposium

Posted on Feb 2, 2018 | 0 comments

Following the successful Screening Melbourne Symposium in February 2017, the Melbourne Screen Studies Group now seeks to solicit new abstracts for the Sound-Tracking MelbourneSymposium that will take place on 15-16 June 2018. While it is recognized that screen media form the connective tissue of Melbourne’s artistic and cultural life, the importance of sound to the way the moving image is brought to life, is relatively less well acknowledged. The Sound-Tracking Melbourne Symposium not only intends to give due critical and creative weight to the interlocking dimensions of sound...

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Eulogy in Memory of Josh Nathan

Posted on Jan 13, 2018 | 0 comments

  Words of care for Joshua Nathan On behalf of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) advisors and members, we gather with our colleagues and friends to remember our board member Joshua Nathan with deep honor. It is hard to say goodbye to Josh, especially since he forever lives in our memories and in the vision of all we do. Those of us who knew and loved Josh remember him as a researcher at the University of Colorado, professor, broadcaster, writer and, above all, a true lifelong companion. And that companionship will continue in our circle of compassion. At this moment of...

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