Posts made in March, 2013

CFP: The Women of James Bond 2013

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

From Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Title: The Women of James Bond Critical Perspectives on Feminism and Femininity in the Bond Franchise Editor: Lisa Funnell, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, The release of *Skyfall *in 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. The 23rd film in the series, *Skyfall *earned over one billion dollars (USD) in the worldwide box-office and won two Academy Awards (*Best Sound Editing* and *Best Song*). Amidst such popular and critical acclaim, many have questioned the representation of women in the...

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National Ad Campain – Australia 2013

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Dear Celebrity Studies Readers, Hope the last week of March is going well! I am pleased to let you know that I am part of a national ad campain in Australia.  I am grateful for this opportunity and your support will make a difference to all! The organization Animals Australia is similar to America’s Mercy for Animals and PETA Their work is unconditional, fearless, and an immense service to all. I am honoured to be a part of them and to learn all the benefits and choices we can have now. Please share support by...

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Fandom at the 2013 Canadian Communication Association (CCA) Conference

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Dear Celebrity Studies Readers, The 2013 annual conference program of the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) has been just released! You can now check the program at  The conference will be taking place in Victoria this June. On behalf of the brand new Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS), we are always excited to see developments in celebrity studies and fandom at the conference! CMCS Board members Dr Louis Massey and I engaged in digital media, fandom, and democracy at one of the past CCA...

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From Brain Pickings: Iconic Painter and Celebrated Reconstructionist, Agnes Martin

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Critic's Area | 1 comment

Dear Celebrity Culture Readers, As I travel with values of celebration, I come across reflections on celebrated icons. Here is an empowering thought on the iconic painter and celebrated reconstructionist, Agnes Martin: “The best things in life happen to you when you’re alone.”  The thoughts have been shared on and I found it empowering for all! Honour your solitary moments now. Create or embrace unique experiences in solitude.  It is a powerful way to celebrate your path and shine as a star.  You choose your...

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