ALC304 - The Celebrity Industries: Star Images, Fan Cultures and Performance

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Brett Farmer

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit provides students with an opportunity to contribute in critical and creative ways to contemporary understandings of the celebrity industries. The unit will explore the construction and marketing of celebrity images; parasocial desire and identity making; celebrity gossip; political celebrity; stardom; and online fan cultures. The unit culminates in an informal symposium - an event that is collectively planned, implemented, and partly co-ordinated by students.

Assessment

5 minute video essay with 750 word exegesis, 50%

Research paper, 2000 words, 50%

Unit Fee Information

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