Wednesday, 9 March 2011, 6:00PM
Museum of London

The Making of Modern Celebrity: Famous for fifteen minutes - and longer

Professor Christopher Cook

This lecture will explore the 'celebrification' of contemporary popular culture.  In particular how the idea of celebrity is intrinsic to the making and marketing of popular newspapers.  We will also examine how the so-called quality press has not remained immune from the lure of the celebrity.  And more importantly how broadcasting appears to be reconfiguring our ideas about celebrity.  We will analyse in detail particular examples drawn from print and broadcasting, seeking to explore the processes at work here.

This is the second of two lectures.  The first will be held on 9 February.

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Christopher Cook is a broadcaster and journalist. His work can be found in places such as the Guardian and the New Statesman, as well as on BBC radio. His current academic work includes positions at Syracuse University, London Centre and American University (London Programme).

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9 March 2011

The Making of Modern Celebrity: Famous for fifteen minutes - and longer
Professor Christopher Cook

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