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Wed, 9 Apr 2008 09:57:45 +0100
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Going Cheap?: Female Celebrity in the Tabloid, Reality and Scandal Genres

School of Film and Television Studies
University of East Anglia
Norwich, UK
June 25, 2008

This one-day event sponsored by the School of Film and Television Studies will examine how discourses of tabloidism, "reality," and scandal shape the construction of female celebrity in contemporary and historical periods. 

It originates with the broadly-felt sense that female celebrity (at least of a certain kind) is seen to be depreciating in value and it asks why this might be the case.  While work on stardom/ celebrity has acknowledged the existence of hierarchies of fame, surprisingly little attention has been paid to how such hierarchies are gendered. We will explore whether such hierarchies have intensified of late and the factors which are shaping this process, while also reflecting on how this shift might constitute a challenge for the next wave of scholarship on stardom/celebrity.

Keynote Speakers:
Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion (UK)
Mary Desjardins, Dartmouth College (USA)
Stephen Harper, University of Portsmouth (UK)
Imogen Tyler, University of Lancaster (UK)

Registration deadline May 1st, 2008: fee 30.00
To register, please go to: <> 

Please address all inquiries to either Professor Diane Negra ([log in to unmask]) and Dr. Su Holmes ([log in to unmask]) in the School of Film and Television Studies at UEA.

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