Celebrity Forum, Celebrity Studies Journal CFP

full name / name of organization: 
James Bennett
contact email: 
james.bennett@rhul.ac.uk

Dear all

Apologies for cross-posting

The Celebrity Forum section of Celebrity Studies Journal is interested in receiving short submissions (up to 1,500 words) that engage in contemporary debates, issues, phenomenon and developments in the field of celebrity studies.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:
The Voice vs Britain's Got Talent
Angelina Jolie's leg: photoshop, twitter and glamour
Diva Deaths: Amy Winehouse & Whitney Houston
Revenge Porn: Tulisa and the celeb sex tape
Pop stars go to the movies: Rihanna and other pop star film debuts
Just say no: Axel Rose & the hall of fame
YouTube Channels: Commissioning online celebrity
Critiques of recently published articles on celebrity studies

This is an open-ended call, but to be considered for publication in 2012 submissions must be made by June 11th 2012.
Celebrity Forum descriptor

Celebrity Forum is a section of Celebrity Studies Journal that provides a space for timely responses to contemporary and historical issues in celebrity culture. We encourage submissions in two forms: 1,000-1,500 words (including notes) “think pieces”, including case studies, which should be provocative and open-ended, encouraging exchange and debate. Alternatively, we invite 500-1,000 word (including notes) submissions of comments and views on previous articles published within either the main section of the journal or Celebrity Forum. Above all, Celebrity Forum is designed to be dialogical and primarily engaged with cutting edge developments in celebrity and its study.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
popular_culture
theatre