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Diversity in Hollywood – Media Reports

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 | 0 comments

Academics vs. Critics: Never the Twain Shall Meet: Why can’t cinephiles and academics just get along? http://www.filmcomment.com/article/never-the-twain-shall-meet/ Daniel Radcliffe: Hollywood undeniably racist http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37406386 Actor David Oyelowo calls for UK film diversity http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37584146 Mafia 3 isn’t afraid to make players uncomfortable about race http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/mafia-3-interview-1.3791430 Hollywood’s Women Problem: Why Female Filmmakers Have Hit the Glass...

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Posted on Oct 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Originally published by The Political Film Blog Not-so-female Hollywood? by Dr Samita Nandy The lack of sexual diversity in Hollywood has been a critical issue that gained wide attention among movie lovers and researchers. But, as a recent University of Southern California report shows, a real change in the industry is still required. In particular, Dr Katherine Pieper points out “raised voices and calls for change are important, but so are practical and strategic solutions based on research.” So how can we implement solutions based on research, such as the one that USC proposes? Is the...

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CFP: Textual Reception – Exploring Audiences’ Writing Practices from a Gender Perspective

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 | 0 comments

CFP: Textual Reception – Exploring Audiences’ Writing Practices from a Gender Perspective (special issue of Genre en séries / Gender in Series) Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2016 Full name / name of organization: Labex ICCA / IRCAV (Université Paris 3) Contact email: sebastien.francois@rocketmail.com CFP: Textual Reception – Exploring Audiences’ Writing Practices from a Gender Perspective (special issue of Genre en séries / Gender in Series) Whether through fan mail sent to celebrities and the popular press, critical pieces, derivative...

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Fame in Hollywood North by Dr Samita Nandy – Hollywood North Magazine

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) Director Dr Samita Nandy’s book Fame in Hollywood North has been covered in Hollywood North Magazine in September 2016. Read coverage of the Canada’s first book on celebrity culture here: http://hnmag.ca/announcements/samita-nandys-book-covers-canadian-film-industry/. Special thanks to writer Nick...

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Los Angeles 2017 Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 | 0 comments

CALL FOR PAPERS Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) 4th International Conference Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking? Performance Café, University of Southern California Los Angeles, USA March 17 – 19, 2017 There have been significant debates on gaps between filmmakers and film scholars. Film scholars have been critical of dominant representations that tend to overlook classist, sexist, speciesist and ethnocentric trends in the production of films and star-studded images in Hollywood. Yet, scholarly views in academic writing are not adequately...

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CMCS Media Outreach by Dr Louis Massey – National Post

Posted on Aug 27, 2016 | 0 comments

As part of the CMCS media outreach, Advisory Board member and Assistant Professor Dr Louis Massey wrote a critical letter to the editor that has been published in the National Post, August 2016. Read below: Scroll down and read “Fiction presented as reality”...

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CFP Liminal Celebrity and Small Nations – Special Issue of Celebrity Studies

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Call for Papers: Liminal Celebrity and Small Nations – Special Issue of Celebrity Studies Guest Editors: Professor Barry King, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand Dr Damion Sturm, Leeds Beckett University, UK Research into celebrity tends to focus on larger and more powerful media systems and how the logic of mediated fame has been formed and developed in larger and more powerful nations. Considering that 60% of the world’s nations have populations of less than 10 million and 48% of nations have less than 5 million inhabitants, this issue seeks to explore the role, value...

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Sex and Sexuality in Popular Culture: Feminist Perspectives conference

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 | 0 comments

From Monika Drzewiecka We would like to remind you that the deadline for registering for the Sex and Sexuality in Popular Culture: Feminist Perspectives conference (Bristol, September 3rd) is August 25th. If you are interested in attending, you can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sex-and-sexualities-in-popular-culture-feminist-perspectives-ii-registration-25311653838 We also have a number of free tickets for undergraduates. We’d be very grateful if you could promote the conference in your institutions to see if any of your students would be interested in attending! Here is...

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Film Stardom in Southeast Asia

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 | 0 comments

Film Stardom in Southeast Asia Workshop Monash University Malaysia, 24 & 25 November 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS All across Southeast Asia film stars have attained an important place in popular culture, appearing in magazines and newspapers, on billboards and cinema marquees, at public events and premieres, and now on the internet and social media. While some are from cinemas from outside the region, such as Hollywood or Hindi cinema, Southeast Asian cinemas have also built their own distinctive star systems, which have produced a host of successful stars. These stars often possess the general...

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CFP: Special Issue on Beyoncé, Popular Music and Society

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 | 0 comments

Popular Music and Society Call for Papers Special Issue on Beyoncé Guest-edited by Marquita Smith, Kristin McGee, and Christina Baade Submissions are invited for a special issue of Popular Music and Society on the musical and cultural impact of Beyoncé. The 2016 launch of Lemonade and the Formation World Tour–along with Beyoncé’s numerous other mass-mediated performances, musical releases, and actions–inspire not only informal evaluations of her music and public persona, but also scholarly, in-depth investigations of the values, aesthetics, and cultural significance...

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