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[Commlist] Celebrity Studies Journal Issue 11.1 published

Tue Mar 03 04:47:40 GMT 2020

*Celebrity Studies Journal 11.1 Special Issue on Desecrating Celebrity now online*

Celebrity Studies Journal is pleased and proud to announce the release of our latest issue on the theme 'Desecrating Celebrity’.

Many thanks to Special Issue editors Romana Andò and Sean Redmond for your hard work.

The issue available online at:

For a sneak peak at the contents, please check out the list of articles below:

Desecrating celebrity <>

Romana Andò and Sean Redmond


Taking down the sacred: fuck-me vs. fuck-you celebrity <>

Misha Kavka

Beautiful penitent whore: the desecrated celebrity of Mary Magdalene <>

Lucy Bolton

A Venus in marble and Bakelite: Ava Gardner and /One Touch of Venus/ (1948)<>

Michael Williams

White trash celebrity in the age of eugenics: desecrating Clara Bow <>

Gaylyn Studlar

Who will fix it for us? Toxic celebrity and the therapeutic dynamics of media culture <>

Caroline Bainbridge

De-celebrification: beyond the scandalous <>

Mette Mortensen and Nete NørgaardKristensen

Trolled, body-shamed and slut-shamed: the desecration of the contemporary Bollywood female star on social media <>

Sreya Mitra

Desecration and the politics of ‘imagepollution’: Ambedkarstatues and the ‘sculptural encounter’ inIndia <>

Pramod K Nayar

President Trump: celebrity-in-chief and the desecration of political authority <>

Anita Biressi



Your face is a mess: desecrating David Bowie’s face-as-commodity in ‘/Diamond Dogs//’ / <>

Ian Dixon

From awkward teen girl to aryan goddess meme: Taylor Swift and the hijacking of star texts <>

Annelot Prins

Jaak Joala – ‘Kremlin nightingale’ or Estonian celebrity? <>

Heli Reimann

Trainwreck femininity and /Whitney/: monstrous feminine redux <>

Susan Hopkins

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