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‘Watch the Birdie': The Star Economy, Social Media and The Celebrity Group Selfie
This work will explore some of the broader implications of celebrity group selfies, through the example of Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded group shot, taken during the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony, Joan Collins 2014 Prince’s ...
Spectacular Bodies: the Swimsuit, Sexuality and Hollywood
(Taylor and Francis, 2015-08-19)
This article explores the mutually beneficial relationship between the American swimsuit and film industries during the first three decades of the twentieth century. Three examples will be used: Fatty and the Bathing Beauties ...
A Night at the Cinema in the 1960s
Using the findings and data of the AHRC-funded 'Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s' project, this immersive theatre performance recreated the experience of visiting a cinema during that decade. Bringing ...
'A Travesty on Sex': Hawks, Gender and Performance in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)