Celebrity, Past and Present

Marcus, Sharon

Have Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, GIFs and MP3s, search engines, selfies, and reality TV, with their capacities for filtering and ranking levels of fame, distributing images, and exposing private life in public, qualitatively changed what celebrity is and how fans interact with celebrities and with one another? Or do these media simply enable celebrity and fandom to move at a much faster pace and on a more global scale? Can we develop a theory of celebrity that identifies its core structural features while also accounting for historical change?


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English and Comparative Literature
Duke University Press
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May 19, 2015