Posts made in April, 2015

Beyond the Professoriate / Bridging Gaps – May 2015 Conferences

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Dear Readers, Hope the last week of April is going well for all! May is coming with two empowering conferences that are highly recommended for career development: •  Beyond the Professoriate by Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) panelist Jennifer Polk ( Online conference for PhDs 2 and 9 May, 2015 Speakers include 25 PhDs from a variety of fields including communication, marketing, public relations, social media, engineering, ethnomusicology, genetics, German and more! Explore career options, ask questions of working professionals, learn skills and connect...

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Driving Words

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Critic's Area | 1 comment

“The ‪dance‬ is a poem of which each movement is a word”. Mata Hari’s beautiful and powerful saying is part of Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit’s journey in which she explores dance as a metaphor of life.  She quotes Carl Sandburg and further highlights that “poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” Read more on her dance page. Madhuri Dixit is one of the many famous actresses who not only acts but also dances, and shares it in interviews and on stage.  That’s how I grew up – witnessing art as a creative element of fame.  For me, fame...

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The Moving Writer

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Critic's Area | 2 comments

Dear Readers, Books, blogs and reflections are filling my week in Canada. I just came back from Portugal, where I was invited as a speaker on celebrity, persona and selfies in activism.  It was an honour to present developments in celebrity activism for human rights, animal rights, and environmental sustainability at the Universidade da Beira Interior  (UBI) there. Representation of invisible human conditions and non-human animals in The Save Movement and were deeply touching and memorable for me. Gratitude goes to Dr Anita Krajnc for bearing witness and offering the images that I presented...

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