Special interest group:
Performance and Stardom
- Sarah Thomas (University of Liverpool)
- Eleonora Sammartino (University of Greenwich)
While stardom has become a significant and well-established part of Film Studies, the field has expanded to consider areas beyond the initial focus on Hollywood stardom to examine new areas including performance, ageing, and European stardom, and into new media, including television. There is a diversity within the study of stardom and performance that this network of individuals represents through their already published works and future projects that this SIG would support through communication and exchanges for scholarship and teaching.
Although the SIG would broadly focus on stardom and performance, some specific areas that will be of concern are: