We are pleased to announce the 2018 Day 1 CMCS keynote speech by Elliot Pill. Titled “Model Behavior? Celebrities and ethically questionable promotional methods in the digital age,” this opening talk will shed light on how we can engage in promotional literacy. The 7th international CMCS conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?” will be held in Lisbon on July 1-3. Read Elliot Pill’s abstract here.
Earlier this month, 2017 CMCS keynote Andrew Mendelson launched his edited collection Trump and the Media, which is a timely contribution to media studies and celebrity studies. It was a pleasure to attend his book launch at New York University and converse on ethics and celebrity politics along with co-authors Rodney Besson and Julia Sonnevend. Links to the book are available here.
I also had the pleasure of attending CMCS member Winnie M Li’s US launch of her award-winning book Dark Chapter also in New York City last week. Read a review of the book here.
As well, our CMCS board members Jackie Raphael and Celia Lam published their book Celebrity and the Incredible. Jackie also released the 2nd episode of CMCS media production Celebrity Chat (Season 4). This month’s episode features the best video from the 6th CMCS conference held at University of Western Australia. Watch and share the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6KbCSRfNeM&t=194s
If you are in Toronto next month, join me at public event “This is my Glamour 18”, which will be held at the Globe and Mail Centre on May 6. I will give a keynote speech on “Glamour and Celebrity Activism”. Huge thanks to ANOKHI Media, public personality Raj Girn, media and sponsors. I will be back in New York City for a conversation on celebrity activism at the East Side Institute on May 22.
Please see deadlines for media and research opportunities, internship positions, upcoming events and Call for Papers below. Special thanks to scholars Ellen Wright, Celia Lam, Daniel Dove, Joyleen Christensen, Milan Hain, Jennifer Polk, and Photini Vrikki for sharing the CFPs. More research and media updates are available here: www.facebook.com/celebrity.studies
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Professional Opportunities / Call for Papers / Upcoming Events
From Nicole Bojko
Research and Media Positions
From Daniel Dove
CFP Death and the Celebrity (April 30, 2018)
From Jennifer Polk
Conference: Beyond the Professoriate
https://community.beyondprof.com/conference (May 5 and 12)
From Raj Girn
Keynote: Glamour and Celebrity Activism (May 6, 2018)
From Photini Vrikki
CFP: Who sets the Public Agenda? The Cultural and Creative Industries in the era of populism (May 14, 2018)
From Milan Hain
CFP: Stars and Star Systems in Film, Television, Theater and Radio
http://cmc-centre.com/starsystems/ (May 15, 2018)
From Mary Fridley
Conversation Panel: Celebrity Activism
http://cmc-centre.com/east-side-institute/ (May 22, 2018)
From Ellen Wright
Symposium: Women in Hollywood
http://cmc-centre.com/women-in-hollywood/ (May 28, 2018)
From Celia Lam
CFP: Playful Encounters:
Interdisciplinary engagements with play, creativity, entertainment & fun
https://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/internationalcommunications/playful-encounters.aspx (May 31, 2018)
From Joyleen Christensen
PhD Scholarship in Celebrity Studies & Fan Studies
https://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-and-innovation/graduate-research/phd-scholarships/phd-scholarships/celebrity-and-fan-cultures (June 29, 2018)