A one-day research symposium held at
Birkbeck, University of London
Friday 9 December 2011
Venue: Theatre, Clore Management Centre,
2 Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
This event is free but booking is essential.
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a) symposium only
b) symposium and reception
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Co-Organised by Dr. Deborah Jermyn (University of Roehampton) and
Dr. Janet McCabe (Birkbeck, University of London)
Prof. Ginette Vincendeau (King’s College, University of London)
As celebrity studies becomes an increasingly prevalent focus of scholarly interest, what are some of the as yet under-explored topics and themes that such work must grapple with? This one-day research symposium opens up debate into this arena with attention to two significant (and interlinked) issues; performance and ageing. Encompassing both historical and topical case studies, speakers will consider a range of celebrities, stars and case studies drawn from different national and industrial contexts (including Brigitte Bardot; Franco Zeffirelli; The Trip; Jon Simpson; Elizabeth Taylor and Diane Keaton).
While performance ‘has often been notoriously undervalued and overlooked in the past’ (Glen Creeber, 2010), ‘assessing ageing is one of the key tasks confronting celebrity studies today’ (Chris Holmlund, 2010). ’Age spots and Spotlights’ will thus provide a timely intervention into both these fields at a critical moment in the expansion of celebrity studies.
Additional speakers include:
Dr. Mike Allen, Dr. Kirsty Fairclough, Dr. Deborah Jermyn, Dr. Janet McCabe, Dr. Tim Markham, Dr. Susan Smith and Prof. Mary Wood
The event will be followed by a drinks reception in the Keynes Library,
45-47 Gordon Square at 5.30pm
Enquiries to Deborah Jermyn at email@example.com
and Janet McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org