Posts Tagged "death"

CFP Death and Celebrity

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 | 0 comments

From Daniel Dove Call for Papers: Death and Celebrity Wednesday 6th June 2018, University of Portsmouth   Keynote Speakers: Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce, University of York Dr Samantha Matthews, University of Bristol   ‘Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil’ (John Milton)   ‘Fame is a food that dead men eat’ (Henry Austin Dobson)   This one-day symposium seeks to interrogate the role of death in the construction, negotiation and perpetuation of celebrity identity. For the ancients, true fame was necessarily posthumous, but in modernity, too, there remains an enduring...

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Keeping up with the Windsors: Celebrity Culture and the British Royal Family

Posted on Aug 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Keeping up with the Windsors: Celebrity Culture and the British Royal Family Round-table discussion and Q&A, 29th August 2017, 6.30pm. Media Cafe, BBC New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA. Tickets are free but attendees must be on the guestlist and will need to bring I.D. to be signed into the premises at reception. Two days before the 20th anniversay of Princess Diana’s death, this event will offer a range of perspectives on the British...

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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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