Posts Tagged "audience"

SCMS CFP: Celebrity and Illness

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 | 0 comments

SCMS 2016 CFP Sick Celebrity: Making Sense of Fame and Illness Celebrities may become iconic of specific illnesses (such as HIV/Aids or cancer) or causes of death (such as suicide or car crash). They may also become the face of illness through cinematic portrayals. Significant research has interrogated celebrity death, fan mourning, and collective memory. This panel seeks to advance research on fame, celebrity, death, and fandom by specifically addressing celebrity physical and mental illness. We welcome proposals on topics such as: –      – Cinematic representations of...

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CFP: Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Posted on Apr 4, 2015 | 0 comments

From Sarah Taylor-Harman Call For Papers: Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) The cinematic release of Jamie Dornan Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) has already garnered speculation, derision and debate equal to its highly controversial source text, E. L. James’ homonymous trilogy. Its alignment with mass media, a predominantly female audience and mainstream cinema make it a concurrently anticipated and abhorred rich contemporary text. Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media thus invites papers which will interrogate this adaptation from a plethora of new perspectives including industry, text and...

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Panel: Victorian Texts in Contemporary Fandoms

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 | 0 comments

Victorian Texts in Contemporary Fandoms (Due date: Sep, 25, 2014). From Amanda Blake In a practice Henry Jenkins famously refers to as “textual poaching,” fans appropriate characters and narratives from canonical texts in order to adapt and rewrite them in novel ways, and for a variety of reasons: artistic, political, communal, financial, emotional, sexual, and other. Contemporary fandoms are vast in scope, multi-platformed, multimedia subcultures which operate via an economy of participation that has typically held itself apart from academic study, while simultaneously being scorned as...

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