We are pleased to announce the keynote line up below:

s200_david.gilesDavid Giles is Reader in Media Psychology at the University of Winchester. He received his PhD in 1997 and has taught in a variety of UK Psychology departments since then. His publications include ‘Field Migration, Cultural Mobility and Celebrity: the Case of Paul McCartney’ (Celebrity Studies, 2015), ‘Animal celebrities’ (Celebrity Studies, 2013), ‘Being a Celebrity: A Phenomenology of Fame’ (with Donna Rockwell, Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 2009), and Illusions of Immortality: A Psychology of Fame and Celebrity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000). His main current research interests are in the dynamics of interaction in online communities, particularly those concerning mental health, and on the relationship between audiences and media figures, particularly celebrities. [Website]

????????????????????????????????????Joke Hermes is Professor of Media, Culture and Citizenship at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam-Diemen, and Lecturer in the Department of Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam. She is the author of Reading Women’s Magazines: An Analysis of Everyday Media Use (Polity Press, 1995), Re-Reading Popular Culture (Blackwell, 2005), and ‘Rediscovering Twentieth-Century Feminist Audience Research’ (The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender, Routledge, 2014). Furthermore she is founding editor of the European Journal of Cultural Studies. Her current research interests include audience participation, citizenship, and critical literacies. [Website]

JoanneLittlerJo Littler is Reader in Cultural Industries in the Department of Sociology at City University London. Her work explores questions of culture and power from an interdisciplinary, cultural studies-informed perspective. Her publications include Celebrity (Mediactive/L&W, 2004) Radical Consumption: Shopping for Change in Contemporary Culture (Open University Press, 2009), Cultural Studies and Anti-Consumerism (with Sam Binkley, Routledge, 2011) and two edited issues of Celebrity Studies, on ‘Celebrity and the Transnational’ (2:1, 2011) and ‘Celebrity Ecologies’ with Mike Goodman (4:3, 2011). She is currently writing a book on meritocracy and neoliberalism called Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility. [Website] [Twitter]

treeAlice E. Marwick is the Director of the McGannon Communication Research Center and an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. Her work examines the impact of the large audiences made possible by social media on individuals and communities from a social, cultural, and legal perspective. Her publications include ‘Networked Privacy: How Teenagers Negotiate Context in Social Media’(New Media and Society, 2014) and her recent book Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity and Branding in the Social Media Age (Yale, 2013) – an ethnography of the San Francisco tech scene which examines how people seek online status through attention and visibility. Current research interests include online privacy practices, the changing nature of celebrity, and gender, feminism and social media. [Website] [Blog] [Twitter]

GinetteVincendeau7484Ginette Vincendeau is Professor in Film Studies at King’s College London. Her research interests are in French cinema, especially popular genres (thriller, film noir, heritage, comedy) and stars, as well as European cinema. She is also interested in issues of film history, national identity, trans-national cinema and women’s cinema. Her publications include La Haine (I.B. Tauris, 2005), Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris (British Film Institute, 2003) and Stars and Stardom in French Cinema (Bloomsburry, 2000). She co-edited The French New Wave: Critical Landmarks (British Film Institute, 2009) with Peter Graham and, with Alastair Phillips, A Companion to Jean Renoir (Wiley, 2013) and Journeys of Desire: European Actors in Hollywood (British Film Institute, 2006). [Website] [Twitter]

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