Posts Tagged "Hollywood"

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 – 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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CFP: Stardom and the Archive

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 | 0 comments

From Dr. Lisa Stead, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, University of Exeter, l.r.stead2@exeter.ac.uk Stardom and the Archive: an International Symposium Followed by a public exhibition event on Sunday 9th February 2020 University of Exeter, Devon, UK   Confirmed Keynotes:   Professor Maryanne Dever (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney)   Dr. Lucy Bolton (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary University of London) New developments in star studies have been led by a number of recent and...

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CFP NYC 2019 CMCS Bridging Gaps: Refashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics

Posted on Jan 5, 2019 | 0 comments

2019 CMCS New York City, USA CMCS 8th International ConferenceBridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics The Terrace Club / Club Quarters (across NBC)New York City, USAAugust 30 – September 1, 2019Abstract deadline: February 28, 2019 CALL FOR PAPERS: In the recent past, there has been an increased interest in exploring intersections of life writing and studies of celebrity culture. Storytelling is central to effective branding in fame. Furthermore, the use of biographical elements has been recognized as a rhetorical device in writing op-eds,...

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Call for Papers: Starring Tom Cruise

Posted on Jun 19, 2018 | 0 comments

By Sean Redmond Call for Papers, Edited Collection: Starring Tom Cruise Tom Cruise is one of the most successful Hollywood film stars of the last 35 years, with a cumulative worldwide box office of nearly $8 billion dollars. His star image moves across genres and forms, is product and franchise, and is also connected to ‘serious’ cinema through his work with auteurs. His private life has warranted a great deal of attention whether it be through his connection to scientology, his numerous failed marriages, or the ‘queer space’ he is placed within through fan work and gossip mongering....

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