Posts Tagged "star studies"

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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Book Release: Madhuri Dixit (BFI/Bloomsbury)

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 | 0 comments

Announcing the publication of Dr Nandana Bose’s new monograph Madhuri Dixit as part of the British Film Institute’s Film Stars Series, edited by Martin Shinger and Susan SmithMADHURI DIXITNandana Bose A wide-ranging account of the Indian film star Madhuri Dixit, one of the most popular actresses of Hindi cinema. Nandana Bose’s study traces Dixit’s twenty-five year career, exploring her star persona, her indelible impact on Indian popular culture, and her continuing popularity even in middle age. Nandana Bose discusses Dixit’s unusual and distinctive...

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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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PhD Scholarship – Celebrity Studies & Fan Studies

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 | 0 comments

Dr Joyleen Christensen https://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-and-innovation/graduate-research/phd-scholarships/phd-scholarships/celebrity-and-fan-cultures  One PhD Scholarship is available through the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle for a research program in celebrity and fan cultures under the supervision of Dr Joyleen Christensen. Expressions of interest are being sought from highly motivated and enthusiastic applicants interested in pursuing an intensive PhD program in the field of celebrity and fan cultures. Projects focusing on fan cultures based on...

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CFP: Who sets the Public Agenda?

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 | 0 comments

From Photini Vrikki  CFP: Who sets the Public Agenda? The Cultural and Creative Industries in the era of populism The intense and accelerated political shifts that have marked the global political landscape in recent years have been met with a rise of voices from the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs). Celebrities, singers, actors and industry representatives have spoken out against—or for—the rise of far-right and conservative leaderships encouraging people to incite social and political change. For example, this has been visible from mainstream movie stars and pop singers...

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