CFP: Celebrity Culture (9/1/04; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Holmes

Celebrity Culture
                        Su Holmes and Sean Redmond

Celebrity Culture will represent a significant intervention in the field
on a number of different levels. Essentially, what we are proposing here is
a book which brings together approaches to stardom and celebrity which
range across historical periods, media forms and national contexts - as
well as disciplinary borders and modes of enquiry (film, television, music,
sport, Internet, print media). The book aims to bring together a broad
range of essays which address the contemporary, cross-media and
international landscape of today?s fame culture.

Proposals can be historical or contemporary and may explore (but are not
limited to) the following areas:

· Discussions of star/ celebrity theory (critique/ revisitation/
· Analyses of historical shifts in fame
· The impact of ?new? media technologies on celebrity construction /
consumption (digital technologies, internet, cyberspace)
· Celebrity journalism/ magazines
· Celebrity and Reality TV
· Celebrity fandom/ fan cultures / subcultures
· Celebrity and issues of gender/ sexuality/ ethnicity/ class /
national identity
· Celebrity ?branding? / promotion
· Celebrity and politics/ politicians

Addressed to,,
proposals should be approximately 300-400 words, and include a brief
biographical note and contact details. Deadline October1st 2004.

Su Holmes is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Southampton
Institute, UK. She is the co-editor of Understanding Reality TV (Routledge,
2004) and author of British Television and Film Culture in the 1950s:
Coming to a TV Near You! (Intellect, 2005).

Sean Redmond is Principal Lecturer at Southampton Institute, UK. He is the
co-editor of The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow: Hollywood Transgressor
(Wallflower, 2003), editor of Liquid Metal: the Science Fiction Film Reader
(Wallflower, 2004), and author of Studying Chunking Express (Auteur Press,

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