Posts made in April, 2013

Celebrating a Self-Guided Journey

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Critic's Area | 1 comment


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Elegance and Mystery in Fame

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Dear Readers, I am writing from Kingston, Canada (my other home).  As I was checking Facebook around 7:30 am this morning, I came across a posting on ‘Melancholie Soul, Beauty and Retro’ and felt compelled to share my thoughts on it!  The page often represents Hollywood glamour in the past and artistic inspirations in the present.  In both cases, there is a sense of escapism and mystery that appeals readers.  As you can see, I am not an exception when it comes to that appeal.  At the same time, as a Celebrity Cultural Critic, I find missing links that make famous representations...

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CFP Theorising the Popular 2013

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

From Popular Cultures Research Group Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association The fourth international Theorising the Popular conference is to be held from July 1-3 at the conference centre, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool UK. Papers are invited from academics and practitioners working across all disciplines. The conference’s premise is to debunk arbitrary barriers between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture and to recognise the academic integrity of popular forms, whilst uncovering their commonalities with traditional disciplines. We also welcome...

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CFP: Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering 2013

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Critic's Area | 1 comment

From H-NET List for Scholarly Studies and Uses of Media CFP for Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering 1-page (250-500 words) Proposal with short bibliography and short bio due by April 15, 2013. Completed draft 4,000-6000-word manuscript due May 20, 2013 Revised draft due May 30, 2013 Email word document to Dr. Rebecca Bell-Metereau at or Dr. Colleen Glenn at We are seeking one or two more essays on stars of racial or ethnic minority backgrounds—preferably female—whose careers speak to the theme of personal suffering or transformation. The...

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