The Graduate School at the University of East London.
Call for Papers.
Centuries of Celebrity: Re-Contextualizing the Meaning of Fame
University of East London Docklands Campus – Friday 27th June 2008.
We are seeking papers from academics and postgraduates. Abstracts of 250 words are invited by 9th November 2007.
Whilst the concept of celebrity has traditionally been perceived as a phenomenon of the twentieth century, this conference seeks to reconsider its production and consumption across a broader historical timeframe. Centuries of Celebrity is an interdisciplinary conference that welcomes papers which open up a dialogue between participants in relation to the meaning and value of fame across the centuries and in so doing re-examine what it means to be famous. We invite papers which explore past and present constructs of celebrity in order to develop an historical contextualisation of this field of inquiry. Potential topics might include:
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