Posts Tagged "entertainment industry"

Los Angeles 2017 Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 | 0 comments

CALL FOR PAPERS Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) 4th International Conference Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking? Performance Café, University of Southern California Los Angeles, USA March 17 – 19, 2017 There have been significant debates on gaps between filmmakers and film scholars. Film scholars have been critical of dominant representations that tend to overlook classist, sexist, speciesist and ethnocentric trends in the production of films and star-studded images in Hollywood. Yet, scholarly views in academic writing are not adequately...

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Independent Stardom: Freelance Women in the Hollywood Studio System

Posted on Jan 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Free postage to UK customers We hope the following titles will be of interest to you. Independent Stardom Freelance Women in the Hollywood Studio System Emily Carman  “Carman upends conventional wisdom in this valuable and informative historical study of the business practices of freelance actresses during the 1930s.”—Publishers Weekly During the heyday of Hollywood’s studio system, stars were carefully cultivated and promoted, but at the price of their independence. This familiar narrative of Hollywood stardom receives a long-overdue shakeup in Emily Carman’s new book. Far...

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CFP Bridging Gaps: Where is the Persona in Celebrity and Journalism? (NYC 2015)

Posted on May 12, 2015 | 0 comments

Bridging Gaps: Where is the Persona in Celebrity and Journalism? The Terrace Club 25 W. 51st St. (Off Fifth Ave.) New York, NY  September 2-3, 2015 In tabloid journalism and in social media, gossip, rumors and scandals about celebrities develop intimacy among fans. Such gossip and rumour mongering serves a purpose in society: to build a common moral ground on the backs of celebrity lives. However what about the celebrities themselves whose emotional lives are consumed by us? The production, circulation and reception of these celebrities then negate the democratic role of journalism in...

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CFP: Childhood and Celebrity

Posted on May 2, 2015 | 0 comments

CFP: Childhood and Celebrity Please see this CFP from John Mercer and Jane O´Connor: Jane O’Connor and John Mercer are editing a collection of essays for an anthology on Childhood and Celebrity. There is a final space in the collection that we are hoping to fill with an essay on the subject of children or teenage bloggers/ vloggers/ youtube celebrities. Could any colleagues who are researching in this area, would like to submit an essay on this subject or could recommend a potential author please let Jane or John know via email. Thanks. Dr John Mercer Reader in Gender and...

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