Posts Tagged "celebrity culture"

Academic Models in Hollywood

Posted on Nov 3, 2020 | 0 comments

– By Samita Nandy (selected names are hidden for security) Academic Models in Hollywood Do fashion models need a Ph.D.? Some certainly do — especially when it comes to walking their talk, so to speak, in critical studies of fame and fashion. Gaining a practical understanding of the Hollywood industry rather than simply studying the runways can provide deep insights into academic models: academics who choose to represent their fashion in media and public relations including communication through social media. As a certified actor from the American Academy of Dramatic...

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Ed 73 Hollywood and Board News – Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)

Posted on Jan 11, 2020 | 0 comments

From Samita Nandy Hope 2020 started well! I am pleased to announce that Elliot Pill joined the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) editorial board. As the Director of International Development at Cardiff University (UK) and former celebrity publicist for David Beckham, his specialty in promotional culture will be insightful for media and celebrity studies. Read more: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/192014-pill-elliot Also, CBC music host George Stroumboulopoulos named CMCS board member & celebrity activist Anita Krajnc as one of the most influential...

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CFP Celebrity Studies Special Issue: Hugh Grant

Posted on Nov 6, 2019 | 0 comments

From Eleonora Sammartino <eleonora.sammartino@kcl.ac.uk> CALL FOR PAPERS Hugh Grant Special issue of Celebrity Studies Journal, edited by Alice Guilluy (London Film Academy) and Eleonora Sammartino (Imperial College London) Deadline for proposals: 18th January 2020 Since his breakthrough role in Maurice (J. Ivory, 1987) and his rise to fame with 4 Weddings and a Funeral (M. Newell, 1994), Hugh Grant has been one of the most popular British actors in the public imaginary. His continued collaboration with Richard Curtis in the 1990s...

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CFP Making Stars: Biography and Eighteenth-Century Celebrity

Posted on Jun 19, 2018 | 0 comments

By Kristina Straub and Nora Nachumi Making Stars: Biography and Eighteenth-Century Celebrity A celebrity is not a person, exactly, but a construct established through the public discourse and representation that we now think of as celebrity culture. During the long eighteenth century, biography was key to an earlier form of celebrity culture that anticipates what we experience as modern celebrity.  This volume proposes to explore the relationship between biography and celebrity in the long eighteenth century. In inviting essays, we keep that relationship open to definition: are...

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CFP: Who sets the Public Agenda?

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 | 0 comments

From Photini Vrikki  CFP: Who sets the Public Agenda? The Cultural and Creative Industries in the era of populism The intense and accelerated political shifts that have marked the global political landscape in recent years have been met with a rise of voices from the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs). Celebrities, singers, actors and industry representatives have spoken out against—or for—the rise of far-right and conservative leaderships encouraging people to incite social and political change. For example, this has been visible from mainstream movie stars and pop singers...

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