The “Death and Celebrity” symposium is now accepting paper and panel abstracts. The symposium will be hosted by the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, on the 6th of June 2018.
The symposium seeks to address the role of death in the making of a celebrity and how media contributes to it. The organisers have provided a list of possible topics, which includes:
- death-bed scenes and last words
- funerals, memorials and obituaries
- the role of the media (print and digital), fan networks, heritage industries and other agents in mourning/remembering dead celebrities
Abstracts should be submitted by the end of April.
The full call for papers is available on the University of Portsmouth website.