Posts Tagged "fandom"

Barcelona CFP 2016 Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists & celebrities selling?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2015 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Public personalities hold the power to draw attention to products, services, and charities through their endorsement. Celebrity activists, for example, can help to change the world. From Elizabeth Taylor to George Clooney, celebrities have proven that their status can help raise awareness and funds for issues such as aids, poverty and global warming. However, many activists have also gained fame by standing up for their beliefs such as Harvey Milk, Dian Fossey, Malala Yousafzai, and Rosa Parks, thereby bridging gaps between celebrity activists and activists as celebrities. Thanks to social...

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Celebrity Chat

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

When it is time to give a voice, there is no time to spare! On behalf of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (, I am pleased to announce that board member Dr Jackie Raphael and I are now producers of the brand new video series Celebrity Chat. Celebrity Chat is a ground-breaking video series on the CMCS YouTube channel that is based on scholarly discussions on celebrity culture. It was launched at the NYC conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is the Persona in Celebrity and Journalism?” last month. Videos are now uploaded as a reliable resource for scholars, students, and...

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Stardom and Fandom Panel

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Stardom and Fandom Panel Cross posted: From Amanda Blake Join us for the 36th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 11 – 14, 2015 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The conference theme this year is “Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture.”  The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom. Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014. (Please see below) Any and all topics...

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Fans Celebrating Each Other

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Critic's Area | 1 comment


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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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