2018 CMCS Keynote – Kirsty Fairclough

CMCS 7th International Conference 

Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?
Alfama Room, Inspira Santa Marta
Lisbon, Portugal

July 1 – 3, 2018

Day 2 July 3 Opening Keynote


Dr Kirsty Fairclough is Associate Dean of Research and Innovation in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK. She is the coeditor of The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (Routledge), The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment (Bloomsbury) and Music/Video: Forms, Aesthetics, Media (Bloomsbury), and author of the forthcoming Beyoncé: Celebrity Feminism and Popular Culture (I.B Tauris). She has lectured internationally on popular culture and feminism, most notably at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, the University of Copenhagen, Second City in Chicago, Columbia College in Chicago, Middle Tennessee State University, Unisinos in Brazil, and Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. Kirsty developed the Popular Culture Conference series, including “I’ll See You Again in 25 Years: Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult Television”, “Mad Men: The Conference”, and in May 2017, “Purple Reign: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Life and Legacy of Prince”.