Ol3Media: Media Stardom
Media Stardom edited by Barbara Maio
For the next issue of the Ol3Media e-journal we are seeking short papers about Stardom in cinema, TV, web and music, from the past or the present.
The issue wants to explore the topic, both offering an overview and studying the meaning of "the star" for the audiovisual industry, from the point of view of production and of the commercial side. Papers could be about actors and actresses, singers, directors, producers.
We are accepting monographic papers or cross-connected papers that touch several characters and themes.
Classic Star: Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth, Ingrid Bergman, James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Magnani, Sofia Loren.
Icon: Rodolfo Valentino, Marylin Monroe, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga.
The star-director: David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Peter Jackson, Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock. Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, J.J.Abrams.
Horror-star: David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, Dario Argento, George Romero, Rob Zombie, Guillermo Del Toro, Roger Corman, Wes Craven.
Fanboy director: Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith.
Actors and actresses: Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Sylvester Stallone, Bill Murray, Robert De Niro, Leonardo Di Caprio, Meryl Streep, Samuel L.Jackson, Uma Thurman.
TV star: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kiefer Sutherland, David Duchovny, Hugh Laurie, Zach Braff, Zooey Deschanel, Susan Lucci.
Exotic and European star: Danny Trejo, Udo Kier, Bruce Lee, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Klaus Kinski, Sonny Chiba, Sam Neill, Mel Gibson, Jet Li, Takeshi Kitano, Jane Campion, Jackie Chan, Toshiro Mifune, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Lars Von Trier.
Transmedia cult: cult dynamics in crossmedia age.
Beyond fiction: Martha Stewart, Stephen Colbert, David Letterman.
Blockbuster star: the production relevance of the star in high-budget movies.
Not just Hollywood: how stars are created outside US productions.
Outside the theatre: private life of the star through the media.
Selected essays will be published in the 2013 issue of Ol3Media, online in September. Proposals, along with a brief biography of the author (5/6 lines), must be received by 30 April 2013 while accepted papers must be completed and sent by 31 July 2013 for the necessary editing. Essays will be accepted either in English or in Italian. If English is not your mother tongue, please make sure the language is correct.
The length of the essays should be between 2,000 and 3,000 words. We welcome hyperlinks to other sites, videos, photos. Jpg images of the maximum size of 200 kb can be sent for inclusion in the essay. Any further information will be sent to the authors of the selected essays.