Posts Tagged "celebrity studies"

Aid Celebrities and the Tropes of Celebrity Humanitarianism

Posted on Aug 27, 2020 | 0 comments

Join video conversation with Dan Brockington, Lisa Ann Richey, and Maha Rafi Atal: More: https://cbs.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=bca18ad5-7fff-4ca7-82ca-ac2c00d9c9ee George Clooney is sad. What might an Oscar winning multi-millionaire have to be sad about, you ask? He’s “surprised and saddened” he says, to learn that Nespresso, the coffee brand for whom he has been a public spokesman since 2006, uses child labor at its plantations in Guatemala. That is particularly embarrassing for Clooney, whose brand endorsement has included advocating for...

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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 Teaching Celebrity

Posted on Oct 1, 2019 | 0 comments

From Joshua Morrison <morr1512@umn.edu> CFP from Teaching Media Quarterly‘s upcoming special issue: Teaching CelebrityDeadline: January 1, 2020 Teaching Media Quarterly is an open-access journal dedicated to sharing approaches to teaching media topics and concepts. Please consider submitting a lesson plan to our current call: Teaching Celebrity. You can access our journal HERE, and please note that we also have an ongoing open call for lesson plans. Information about the latest call is below. Please share with friends, colleagues, and grad students who...

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CFP Celebrity Studies Special Issue – Keanu Reeves

Posted on Aug 2, 2019 | 0 comments

From Renee Middlemost Call for Papers Special Edition of Celebrity Studies, edited by Renee Middlemost and Sarah Thomas **Keanu Reeves** Since his emergence as a teen actor in the 1980s, Keanu Reeves has been an enduring, yet elusive celebrity who continues to fascinate and frustrate in equal measure. Despite his unwavering popularity, in recent years his lower public profile has seen Reeves assume the status of cult or folk icon; yet slowly the world appears to have fallen for Reeves all over again. USA Today declared June 2019 ‘The Summer of Keanu Reeves’...

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