Celebrity Studies Conference Exhibition Announced

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I’m speaking at the Celebrity Studies Conference at Royal Holloway, University of London in June 2014 on Jane Fonda and “acceptable ageing” in the popular media as part of the Lasting Stars panel.

The line up is looking very exciting, with a recently announced specially curated exhibition by renowned celebrity photographer Caranthia West’s work, whose intimate portraits of the stars include Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Anjelica Huston, Carly Simon and many more.

With keynotes from Nick Couldry, Richard Dyer, Diane Negra, Mandy Merck and Sean Redmond, this conference looks set to be diverse and engaging.

Full programme to be announced here shortly…http://celebritystudiesconference.com/keynotes/

Published by kirstyfairclough

Kirsty Fairclough is Associate Dean: Research and Innovation in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK and Chair of the University Women’s Voice Network. She has published widely on popular culture and am the co-editor of The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (Routledge), The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment (Bloomsbury) and Music/Video: Forms, Aesthetics, Media. New York, (Bloomsbury) and author of the forthcoming Beyoncé: Celebrity Feminism and Popular Culture (I.B Tauris) and co-author of American Cinema: A Contemporary Introduction (Palgrave). Her work has been published in Senses of Cinema, Feminist Media Studies, SERIES and Celebrity Studies journals and she has made several television and radio appearances. Kirsty has lectured internationally on popular culture, feminism and representations of women most notably at The Royal College of Music, Stockholm, The University of Copenhagen, Second City, Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Middle Tennessee State University, Unisinos Brazil and Bucknell University, Pennsylvania. She has significant experience in international partnership development, particularly in North America and developed the Salford Popular Culture Conference series with international partner universities, including I’ll See You Again in 25 Years, Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult Television: A Two Day International Conference (University of Salford, May 2015) and Mad Men: The Conference (Middle Tennessee State University, May 2016) and Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince, a three day international academic conference hosted by the School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA.

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