Exploring British Film and Television Stardom
2 November 2013
Queen Mary University of London
While British cinema and television history are thriving fields of scholarship, the issue of stardom has been insufficiently explored in national terms, and most British star images suggest that the dominant Hollywood model, associated with individualism, glamour, and consumption, sits uneasily in a British cultural context.
This one-day conference seeks to explore British stardom from historical, cultural, industrial and contemporary perspectives and will be an unprecedented opportunity to study stars in a British context. The conference aims to explore the issues around media stardom and national identity in innovative and challenging ways. We welcome proposals from established academics, postgraduates, and independent scholars in the field.
Julie Lobalzo Wright
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