Posts Tagged "star 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 – 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: Starring Asia

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 | 0 comments

Starring Asia: A Three-Day international Conference on Asian Stardom and Celebrity Posted by Sean Redmond https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/3815823/starring-asia-three-day-international-conference-asian-stardom Starring Asia A Three-Day international Conference on Asian Stardom and Celebrity Date: 2-4 December 2019 Venue: Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia Conference and Event Organisers: Shenshen Cai (Swinburne University of Technology), Glen Donnar (RMIT University), Koichi Iwabuchi (Monash University), Vikrant Kishore (Deakin University),...

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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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