- The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies
- Digital Media and the Future of Filmic Narrative
- The Latest Laocoön: Medium Specificity and the History of Film Theory
- Visual Media and the Tyranny of the Real
- Radical Aspirations Historicized: The European Commitment to Political Documentary
- Loss of Light: The Long Shadow of Photography in the Digital Age
- Media Celebrity in the Age of the Image
- Film Genre Theory and Contemporary Media: Description, Interpretation, Intermediality
- <i>Gilda</i>: Textual Analysis, Political Economy, and Ethnography
- Television's First Seventy-five Years: The Interpretive Flexibility of a Medium in Transition
- “The End of TV As We Know It”: Convergence Anxiety, Generic Innovation, and the Case of <i>24</i>
- Screen Practice and Conglomeration: How Reflexivity and Conglomeration Fuel Each Other
- The Chinese Action Image and Postmodernity
- When Cute Becomes Scary: The Young Female in Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema
- Asian Film and Digital Culture
- Popular Cinema and the “New” Media in India
- Dreaming with Open Eyes: Latin American Media in the Digital Age
- The Globalization of Filmmaking in Latin America and the Middle East
- Computers and Cultural Studies
- Film and Media Studies Pedagogy
- Copyright, Fair Use, and Motion Pictures
- Evolution of Modern-Day Independent Filmmaking
- The Digital Revolution
Abstract and Keywords
This article discusses the media celebrity, specifically the field of star studies. The discussion is divided into two main sections. The first section explores the basic elements and history of star studies. It includes discussions on the emergence of celebrity and star studies and the global nature of stardom. The second section outlines the three main directions that star studies has taken, mostly during the post-Dyer years. It also presents a brief outline of the major theoretical currents that compose this still-evolving field, namely the work of stardom, star texts, and identity politics.
Marsha Orgeron is an associate professor of film studies at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include the star system and movie fan culture through the studio era; Sam Fuller, Ida Lupino, and other independent filmmakers of the 1940s and 1950s; home movies and industrial and educational films; and the intersections between film and other art forms such as literature. She is the author of Hollywood Ambitions: Celebrity in the Movie Age (2008).
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