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Star and Celebrity Studies Workshop

11th June 2017 · 3:00pm - 5:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Star and Celebrity Studies Workshop

Famous people: what do they mean, and how are their meanings created? What role do they play in society? What goes into making a celebrity’s image, and who is responsible? This collaborative workshop will give a fun and accessible introduction to the best academic discipline: the study of stars and celebrities!

Thinking critically about stars and celebrities means thinking about: clothes, hair, makeup; interviews, Instagram, movie roles, music videos, fans, scandals, awards, dubious charitable activities; age, race, gender, class, sexuality; and so much more!

We will read some brief and easy excerpts of academic and non-academic texts on stars together, and then each work on a short study of someone whose stardom interests us, alone or in groups. This can be presented to the group at the end, with the help of pictures and/or videos if you want.

No prior knowledge of anything academic is necessary. Bring a device with internet access for your important celebrity research.

ACCESSIBILITY: The Bertrand Russell room can be accessed by ramp, and there is a disabled access toilet on the ground floor, where the room is located. Further info here:
Please contact me if you have questions about accessibility.

This event is part of the Antiuniversity Now festival 10-16 June 2017

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