Posts Tagged "Jackie Raphael"

Beyoncé Debate 2016 Press Release

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON (27 June, 2016) – Are public responses to Beyoncé feminism as politically daring as some of her performances are? While many media scholars, critics, and journalists have problematized her feminism, especially in relation to her recent album Lemonade, there is necessity for reading her cultural productions in celebrity feminism and debunk political correctedness in the marketing of her feminist views. What is the media missing? Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) hosts an exclusive conference roundtable ‘Beyoncé Debate’. You will be joining...

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Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) Awards

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 | 0 comments

We are super excited for the 2016 Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) #BGCS15 awards for best celebrity studies conference paper & Celebrity Chat video! We cannot wait to announce the award winners next month. Our special thanks to conference chairs Dr. Jackie Raphael and Celia Lam. Thanks to Nick Wright http://www.pcilasercuttingengraving.com.au/index.htm for designing the awards. Photo credit: Eddie Reserva Full conference program is available for download as a PDF file here. Conference Committee Members: Dr Jackie Raphael & Dr Celia Lam (Chairs), Dr Samita Nandy...

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Interview on Donald Trump

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 | 0 comments

Would Donald Trump or a similar celebrity candidate could ever have as much success in Britain? Luke Terry interviews Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) scholars for his postgraduate research at City University in UK. Canada’s City TV interviews CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy for further views on Donald Trump’s inauguration as President. Here are our views: “I do not believe a celebrity candidate would have similar success in the UK as there is less integration between celebrity and political spheres. While it must be recognised that a certain amount of...

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Barcelona CFP 2016 Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists & celebrities selling?

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists, and celebrities selling? Red Room, Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal Barcelona, Spain July 3rd – 5th, 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS Public personalities hold the power to draw attention to products, services, and charities through their endorsement. Celebrity activists, for example, can help to change the world. From Elizabeth Taylor to George Clooney, celebrities have proven that their status can help raise awareness and funds for issues such as aids, poverty and global warming. However, many activists have also gained fame by standing up...

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America’s First Conference on Celebrity Culture Presents Exclusive Readings

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE America’s First Conference on Celebrity Culture Presents Exclusive Readings New York City, NY (August 10, 2015) – The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) reception will feature exclusive book readings by Samita Nandy, Josh Nathan, and Veronica Grey, who directed the film Worst Shark Attack Ever featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. This is an exclusive event for attendees of the international media conference Bridging Gaps: Where is the Persona in Celebrity and Journalism?  Samita Nandy is the director of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) and...

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