Fashioning Celebrity

Author: Laura Engel
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This volume takes a new approach to the study of late eighteenth-century British actresses by examining the significance of leading actresses' autobiographical memoirs, portraits, and theatrical roles together as significant strategies for shaping their careers. In an era when acting was considered a suspicious profession for women, eighteenth-century actresses were "celebrities" in a society obsessed with fashion, gossip, and intrigue. "Fashioning Celebrity: Eighteenth-Century British Actresses and Strategies for Image Making, " by Laura Engel, considers the lives and careers of four actresses: Sarah Siddons, Mary Robinson, Mary Wells, and Fanny Kemble. Using conventions of the era's portraiture, fashion, literature, and the theater in order to create their personas on and off stage, these actresses provided a series of techniques for fashioning celebrity that still survive today. By emphasizing the importance of reading narratives through visual and theatrical frameworks and visual and theatrical representations through narrative models, Engel demonstrates the ways in which actresses' identities were imagined through a variety of discourses that worked dialectically to construct their complex self-representations. "Fashioning Celebrity" suggests that eighteenth-century practices of self-promotion mirror contemporary ideas about marketing, framing, and selling the elusive self, providing a way to begin to chart a history of our contemporary obsession with fame and our preoccupation with the rise and fall of famous women. Laura Engel is associate professor of English at Duquesne University.

The Performance Of Celebrity Creating Maintaining And Controlling Fame

Author: Amber Anna Colvin
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 1848882548
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This volume addresses the study of celebrity across a variety of academic disciplines and time periods, with an emphasis on the ways fame is understood and controlled in the celebrity-audience relationship.

Fashion On Television

Author: Helen Warner
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472567463
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Fashion on Television provides a comprehensive critical examination of the intersection between fashion, television and celebrity culture. The book brings together theoretical approaches to the symbolic force of television and fashion-forward programming on a global scale. Examining case studies such as Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, Ugly Betty and Mad Men, the book examines how TV has made style icons out of leading actresses and fashion-conscious consumers out of audiences. Using a varied methodology, including textual and contextual analysis, this study explores the cultural uses of onscreen fashion at the level of industry, text and intertext. Fashion on Television is essential reading for those seeking to understand the cultural function of costume in a television context. Written accessibly with a multi-disciplinary approach, it will appeal to students and scholars from film and media, fashion and cultural studies, to sociology and women's studies.

Celebrity Society

Author: Robert van Krieken
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351587226
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On television and in films, in magazines and books, on the internet and in the realm of politics: celebrities of all sorts seem to dominate our attention. Celebrity Society: The Struggle for Attention brings new perspectives to our understanding of how the figure of ‘the celebrity’ is bound up with the structure and dynamics of society, economics and politics. It outlines how the ‘celebrification of society’ is not just the twentieth-century product of Hollywood and television, but a long-term historical process, beginning with Christian saints, the printing press, theatre and art. Drawing on the ideas of Norbert Elias, the book explains how contemporary celebrity society is the heir (or heiress) of ‘court society’, taking on but also transforming many of the functions of the aristocracy. As well as examining celebrity in all the familiar arenas – film, television, music, fashion and sport – Celebrity Society also includes the analysis of celebrity in business and management, politics, humanitarianism and philanthropy. A key feature of the book is its development of the idea that celebrity is driven by the ‘economy of attention’, since attention has become a form of capital – attention capital – in the Information and Internet age. In this second edition the author has updated and significantly revised this path-breaking book to include a more detailed discussion of attention capital, the question of gender and celebrity, populism, fans, fandom, and self-formation, micro celebrity and self or personal branding, the ‘worker celebrity’, and the impact of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Celebrity is an exciting and rapidly expanding field of social science, making this engaging book a valuable resource for students and scholars in sociology, politics, history, celebrity studies, cultural studies, the sociology of media and cultural theory.

Romantic Women S Life Writing

Author: Susan Civale
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1526101289
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This book explores how the publication of women’s life writing influenced the reputation of its writers and of the genre itself during the long nineteenth century. It provides case studies of Frances Burney, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Robinson and Mary Hays, four writers whose names were caught up in debates about the moral and literary respectability of publishing the ‘private’. Focusing on gender, genre and authorship, this study examines key works of life writing by and about these women, and the reception of these texts. It argues for the importance of life writing—a crucial site of affective and imaginative identification—in shaping authorial reputation and afterlife. The book ultimately constructs a fuller picture of the literary field in the long nineteenth century and the role of women writers and their life writing within it.

Frontiers

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Dissertation Abstracts International

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The English Malady

Author: Glen Colburn
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The eleven essays collected in The English Malady: Enabling and Disabling Fictions adopt perspectives from a variety of disciplines-history, sociology, music, theater, and literary studies-in order to examine manifestations of and writing about hysteria in Europe during the long eighteenth century. The collection demonstrates not only that hysteria was an important cultural metaphor for the Enlightenment-a fact sometimes obscured by scholarly emphasis on the study of hysteria as a nineteenth and early twentieth-century phenomenon-but also that the period's writers sometimes considered hysteria a blessing as well as a curse. Implicit in the various arguments of this collection is the suggestion that hysteria might be considered an expression of early modern ambivalence about the emergence of modernity.

Film And Television Stardom

Author: Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Pub
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Film and Television Stardom examines film and television stars as a collectively complex, intriguing social phenomenon from the early twentieth century to the present day. Its range of topics includes (but is certainly not limited to) the emergence and historical development of the star system, silent-film stardom, stardom and media spectatorship, stardom and consumption, stardom and the paparazzi, reality-television stars, stars in the news, and studies of individual stars. In addition to providing numerous new insights and approaches to exploring the phenomenon of film stardom (past and present), its various chapters significantly expand the comparatively nascent body of academic writing that has been devoted to investigating the historical and theoretical aspects of television stardom by focusing on both traditional television programming genres and the more recent phenomenon of reality-television programming. The numerous stars addressed in this book (including Roseanne Barr, Gertrude Berg, Ingrid Bergman, Cher, Sacha Baron Cohen, Bette Davis, Jodie Foster, Jerry Lewis, Carmen Miranda, Anita Page, Jessica Simpson, and James Stewart) are analyzed in relation to noteworthy performances in a variety of well-known films (including The Accused, The Broadway Melody, Cinderfella, Citizen Kane, Dark Victory, The Man from Laramie, Persona, and Singin in the Rain) and television programs (including Da Ali G Show, The Apprentice, The Goldbergs, Roseanne, and Survivor).

Writing Celebrity

Author: Timothy W. Galow
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230112711
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Writing Celebrity traces the rise of a national celebrity culture in the United States and examines the impact that this culture had on “literary” writing in the decades before World War II. Galow demonstrate the relevance of celebrity for literary scholarship by re-evaluating the careers of two major American authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein.

Fashioning London

Author: Christopher Breward
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Over the past three centuries, London has established itself as one of the world's most inventive fashion capitals. 'Fashioning London' looks at the manner in which particular styles of dress became associated with this leading international city.

Ghetto Celebrity

Author: Donnell Alexander
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Using rap lyrics, comic book graphics, and personal recollections, the author offers an account of his odyssey from small-town obscurity and drug abuse to his rise to underground success in the West Coast alternative press scene.

Celebrity Colonialism

Author: Robert Clarke
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Celebrity Colonialism brings together studies on an array of personalities, movements and events from the colonial era to the present, and explores the intersection of discourses, formations and institutions that condition celebrity in colonial and postcolonial cultures. Across nineteen chapters, it examines the entanglements of fame and power fame in colonial and postcolonial settings. Each chapter demonstrates the sometimes highly ambivalent roles played by famous personalities as endorsements and apologists for, antagonists and challengers of, colonial, imperial and postcolonial institutions and practices. And each in their way provides an insight into the complex set of meanings implied by novel term celebrity colonialism. The contributions to this collection demonstrate that celebrity provides a powerful lens for examining the nexus of discourses, institutions and practices associated with the dynamics of appropriation, domination, resistance and reconciliation that characterize colonial and postcolonial cultural politics. Taken together the contributions to Celebrity Colonialism argue that the examination of celebrity promises to enrich our understanding of what colonialism was and, more significantly, what it has become.

Fashion Brands

Author: Mark Tungate
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Once a luxury that only the elite could afford, fashion is now widely accessible. While brands such as Zara and H&M have made fashion an affordable choice for the mass market, sports brands such as Nike and Adidas have transformed the image of their products from merely practical to fashionable. How has this transformation occurred? Fashion Brands explores the popularization of fashion and explains how marketers and branding experts have turned clothes and accessories into objects of desire. Full of first-hand interviews with key players, the book analyzes every aspect of fashion from a marketing perspective. It examines how advertising, store design and the media have altered our fashion sense. The new edition includes chapters on fashion bloggers and the rise of celebrity-endorsed products.

Worth

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Wealth in perspective.

Fashion And Sport

Author: Ligaya Salazar
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This cutting-edge book takes a fresh look at the fascinating relationship between the global industries of fashion and sport. Stunning images from sport, advertising, street fashion and the catwalk illustrate the take of prominent sportsmen and women, designers, creative directors, anthropologists and journalists on this popular subject. Published to tie in with the Beijing Olympics, the book explores how the influence of fashion and sport extends from high performance textiles developed for competition, to high-end fashion and finally, through the filter of advertising and magazine imagery, to the consumer, who adopts and adapts the styles to make their own unique fashion statements.

True Heroism In A World Of Celebrity Counterfeits

Author: Dick Keyes
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ISBN: 9780891098928
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The growth of mass communication and adversary journalism have helped to create a culture in which the heroic is trivialized and celebrity is commonly mistaken for heroism. In this book, Keyes explains the foundations of heroism, demonstrates clearly where the confusion lies, and offers practical ways to get to the sense of true heroism and pass it on to our culture and our kids.

New Books On Women And Feminism

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Stardom And Celebrity

Author: Sean Redmond
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'...an often engaging and often insightful book... Among the best pieces in the 29 chapter collection are those by Australian academics Graeme Turner, whose clear and concise chapter "The Economy of Celebrity" illustrates the industrial imperatives of stardom, and Catherine Lumby, who brings the experience of contemporary teen girl fandom to life in "Doing It For Themselves? Teenage Girls, Sexuality and Fame". And Richard de Cordova's chapter on the emergence of the American star system delivers a fascinating analysis of the construction of the celebrity system in movies' - Media International Australia This book brings together some of the seminal interventions which have structured the development of star/celebrity studies, while crucially combining and situating these within the context of new essays which address the contemporary, cross-media and international landscape of today's fame culture. At the core of the collection is a desire to map out a unique historical trajectory - both in terms of the development of fame, as well as the historical development of star/celebrity studies.

Women And Portraits In Early Modern Europe

Author: Andrea G. Pearson
Editor: Routledge
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7 All the Queen's Women: Female Double Portraits at the Caroline Court -- 8 Troubling Identities and the Agreeable Game of Art: From Madame de Pompadour's Theatrical 'Breeches' of Decorum to Drouais's Portrait of Madame Du Barry En Homme -- 9 Sculpting Her Image: Sarah Siddons and the Art of Self-Fashioning -- Bibliography -- Index