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Contemporary Publics International Symposium 24-25 February, 2014.

Researchers in media and communication, cultural studies, creative arts and visual ethnography, journalism and public relations, architecture and urban design; postgraduate students, educators, and emerging career researchers, are invited to attend a major international symposium held at Deakin University on 24-25 February, 2014.

Celebrity Studies Conference London 2014

Celebrity Studies Journal, Routledge and Royal Holloway University of London are pleased to announced that the 2nd Bi-Annual CSJ conference will take place at Royal Holloway 19-21 June, 2014. The conference is organised by James Bennett and Su Holmes, with the help of our excellent conference review board.

The conference Keynote Speakers:

Richard Dyer (Kings College, University of London)
Diane Negra (University College Dublin)
Sean Redmond (Deakin University, Melbourne)
Mandy Merck (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Reading and Talking OutLoud
Seminar Series 2013

In this series of invited guest talks, leading scholars in the fields of persona, celebrity, and publics, will address a key concern of their current research. Each speaker will provide a reading or creative piece of their own choosing, that is representative of their work, or is work that has inspired them in some way. Presentations will be 30 minutes long and will take place on the first Friday of each month, from 10-12pm. Venue details to follow.

Professor Graeme Turner  on 9 Friday August, 10-12, focusing on understanding celebrity.
Dr Clara Tuite, from the University of Melbourne, will deliver a talk on literary celebrity, on Friday 6 September, from10-12pm.
Associate Professor Felicity Collins, from La Trobe University, will deliver a talk on public notoriety, on 4 Friday October.
Dr. Glenn D'Cruz, from Deakin University, will deliver a presentation on an aspect of celebrity and performance, on 1 Friday November, 10-12pm.

Abstracts for each talk will be uploaded here shortly.

Past News

Celebrity Studies Conference

The 2nd Bi-Annual CSJ conference will take place at Royal Holloway 19-21 June, 2014.


New Book: Gender and Public Relations

Gender and Public Relations: Critical Perspectives on Voice, Image and Identity
Edited by Christine Daymon, Kristin Demetriou


Article: Public Relations, Activism and Social Change

Kristin Demetrious discusses Public Relations, activism and social change.


Interview: Gender and Public Relations

Interview with Christine Daymon and Kristin Demetrious, editors of the new book "Gender and Public Relations: Critical Perspectives on Voice, Image and Identity.


Celebrity Journal

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