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CFP Moving Forward: Where is the Journalist in Social Media?

Posted on Dec 27, 2016 | 0 comments

Centre for Ecological, Social, and Informatics Cognitive Research (ESI.CORE) Inaugural International Conference Moving Forward: Where is the Journalist in Social Media? SpringHill Suites Downtown Denver Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, Colorado USA June 23-24, 2017 Call for Papers: In the current political climate, the constructions of celebrity leaders and popular forms of mediated truths, especially with the recent “fake” internet news, have raised questions about journalism. Tabloid and other forms of popular journalism use narrative devices of gossip,...

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Mapping Media Scholars in the Art of Journalism

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 | 0 comments

Mapping Media Scholars in the Art of Journalism Special thanks to Christine Bode for sharing Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) interview with Kofi Forson at https://scullylovepromo.com/2016/11/06/mapping-media-scholars-in-the-art-of-journalism. Cross-posted: https://samitanandy.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/mapping-media-scholars-in-the-art-of-journalism/ Kofi Forson is a writer, poet and playwright living in NYC. His current blog is Black Cocteau, a mixture of philosophy and art in modern culture. His previously written articles include “Artistry and Celebrity: An Interview with...

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Porn Studies CFP Porn on the Couch: Sex, Psychoanalysis, and Screen Cultures/Memories

Posted on Oct 30, 2016 | 0 comments

The following CFP might be of interest to media & celebrity studies scholars examining adult films and stardom Porn Studies, special issue, Porn on the Couch: Sex, Psychoanalysis, and Screen Cultures/Memories In a letter he penned to his friend Wilhelm Fleiss, dated August 1, 1899, Sigmund Freud made an uncanny observation: “I am accustoming myself to the idea of regarding every sexual act as a process involving four persons.” What could he have meant by this suggestive remark regarding how a sexual act mediates desire between subjects and objects? How might we expand upon it as...

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Reel Inequality (Rutgers University Press) – Press Release

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 | 0 comments

We are proud to support Dr Nancy Yuen’s forthcoming book Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism (2016). CMCS will feature her talk about the book at “Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?” conference (March 17-19, 2017) at University of Southern California. Read reviews of the book in the latest press release from Rutgers University Press. Reel Inequality examines the structural barriers minority actors face in Hollywood, while shedding light on how they survive in a racist industry. The book charts how white male gatekeepers dominate...

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Special issue: Exploring the Intersections of Fashion, Film, and Media

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Networking Knowledge Journal Special issue: Exploring the Intersections of Fashion, Film, and Media Deadline submission Oct 27 CALL FOR PAPERS Special issue: Exploring the Intersections of Fashion, Film, and Media Journal: Networking Knowledge, Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate network Guest Editors Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén, Stockholm University. elizabeth.lunden@ims.su.se Natalie Snoyman, Stockholm University. natalie.snoyman@ims.su.se   Since the turn of the 20th century, the film industry has played a key role in the promotion and representation of fashion. Likewise,...

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Not-so-female Hollywood?

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 | 0 comments

Published in The Political Film Blog https://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/not-so-female-hollywood/   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...

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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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