Preliminary schedule for Performing Stardom: New Methods in Critical Star Studies

Hi all!

Please find below our preliminary schedule for the Performing Stardom symposium, organised by NoRMMA, which will take place at the University of Kent on May 29th. Do let us know ASAP via if you wish to attend – registration is free.

9.00 – 9.30                  

Registration (Grimond Foyer)

9.30 – 9.40                  

Welcome (Aphra Theatre)

Dr Tamar Jeffers-McDonald

9.40 – 10.30               

Keynote 1 (Aphra Theatre)

Dr Catherine Grant

10.40 – 12.10             

Panel 1: Representation (Aphra Theatre)

Losing Mothers: Erotics of Motherhood and the Queer Allure of Julianne Moore as MILF 

Dr Cüneyt Çakırlar (Nottingham Trent University, UK)

Exploring the Double: Norma Shearer in Lady of the Night

Lies Lanckman (University of Kent, UK)

“She Stole Everything but the Camera”: Demonstrating                              

Mae West’s Powerful Embodied Performance Presence

Dr Alissa Clarke (De Montfort University, UK)

12.10 – 1.00               

Lunch (Grimond Foyer)

1.00 – 1.50                 

Keynote 2 (The Aphra)

Dr Kieran Fenby-Hulse

2.00 – 3.30                  

Panel 2: Performance and Memory (The Aphra)

Spontaneity, naturalness, vitality: analysing Anna Magnani’s

performance style frame by frame

Sarah Culhane (University of Bristol, UK)

Embodying Stardom: Memories of Stars in Audio-Visual Interviews

Catherine O’Rawe (University of Bristol, UK)

Stars in (De)Construction: Television Stars Performing, Referencing, and Mocking their Fame

Stelios Christodoulou (Independent scholar)

3.30 – 3.45                 

Refreshments (Grimond Foyer)

3.45 – 5.15                 

Panel 3: Narrative Construction and Fandom (Aphra Theatre)

Maurice Elvey, a film about Nelson and a Superstar Quilt

Lucie Dutton, (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)

“A Little Less Hollywood, More Performance, Please”: The Narrative

Construction of Elvis at the 02

Ann-Marie Fleming (University of Kent, UK)

Star Collections: utilising the work of the private collector in academic star studies

Prof Steve Chibnall (De Montfort University, UK)

5.15 – 5.30                 

Roundtable (Aphra Theatre)

Dr Tamar Jeffers-McDonald 

5.30 – 6.00                 

Drinks reception (Grimond Foyer)

The symposium is sponsored by KIASH and CISFMI at the University of Kent.

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